Working to stay togetherIt takes a lot of give and take and the realization by each of us that we can't always win
Divorces are becoming more and more a part of life. And, among younger people, that's only if they ever bothered to become married before producing offspring in the first place.
I find it easy to blame the display being offered as normal by the cockroaches who inhabit Hollyweird.
These pretty boys and artificially enhanced girls get married and divorced every week-and-a-half or whenever the notion crosses their minds.
Some of us old timers simply stay married even though it hasn't always been easy.
Most of us had been married a minimum of a year before producing our first offspring. No... marriage wasn't always easy and some young folks would say it might have been better for the kids if a parting of the ways would have been advantageous to them.
To that I say, HOGWASH!
These little scudders are entitled to a reasonably normal life with two parents in the household to look after them during their developing years.
They will then often treasure an occasional gift from the two parents together as opposed to the influx of too many gifts from each separated parent and, presuming each as a reasonable income, showering their offspring with loads of gifts on each visit.
As I recall the wedding ceremony, the preacher said something along the lines of "for better or for worse" (I don't know if they still say that in this modernistic society... they might be saying "for gooder or goodest") and yes there is some "worse." It happens. Life and people aren't perfect.
There are rough spots and some resultant spats but, keeping these at a minimum for the sake of the little ones will pay off in the long run.
Believe me, after a little over 60 years of marriage, my wife and I have suffered through some bad times.
I'm not too sure how we survived these ruts in the road but somehow we did.
I guess the answer is that it takes a lot of give and take and the realization by each of us that we can't always win.
Psssst... I say that tongue-in-cheek because I'm confident that I've never been wrong.
Need a pretty good used bridge? I have one for sale.
Okay... that's the end of my preaching to young couples. I can only wish them luck in their sojourn through life.
I've given up on Hollyweirdos... they seem beyond and undeserving of help.