Pink's words are relevant for my readers because those from divorced homes might be concerned about marriage. Several of my clients are "marriage averse" because their parents split and the high divorce rates. They're terrified of having a failed marriage. Because they didn't come from a healthy home environment, they worry about being emotionally fit enough to handle marriage.
My first response to this is always complimentary. It's great to concern yourself with having a successful marriage. I appreciate that they don't want to rush into anything. What I encourage them to conquer, though, is their self-doubt.
Coming from a divorced home isn't proof positive you won't be a suitable spouse. This is simply because of the resources now available for married couples. What you grew up with isn't necessarily who you are as an adult if you choose differently. Your fate is separate from that of your parents.
You aren't on your own in marriage unless you want it that way. I'm not suggesting marriage counseling for couples who don't need it. Yet, maybe a wife struggling to keep a lid on her temper can find solace in an online forum. In other words, there are lots of places to go for help, even if it's for venting!
Before ending this post, I want to briefly mention I'm not pushing marriage on those who don't believe in it. I do think relationships are the best when a man wants to marry a woman. However, the purpose of this post is to encourage people to not underestimate themselves. Like Pink, you just might wake up one day with ten married years under your belt and think, "wow, I'm actually doing pretty good!"
Tell me what you think! Can coming from a divorced home make you better suited for marriage?
Until next time...
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