Now, it’s not to say that if your parents were divorced that you will get divorced as well, or that your parents’ 30-year marriage is in the future for you. But we do take those lessons learned and apply them in our own marriage, whether it’s done consciously or not.
For all the parents out there, looking at your marriage right now, if your kids turned 25 overnight, what would they say about you? Would they say that their parents had a rock-solid marriage, with a few bumps in the road, but for the most part they showed what true love is? Or would they say that love is for suckers, that you can’t be truly happy with someone long-term ““ look at mommy and daddy?
Your marriage is a legacy to your children. You can show them how to be successful or give them a front row seat to Disastrous Marriages 101.
Could this be part of what’s plaguing our society today? The lack of enduring relationships to draw strength and inspiration from? Is it harder to cultivate a loving relationship for yourself if you’ve never witnessed up close? Is it easier to leave instead of working it out if that’s all you know?
Let us know your thoughts. What legacy are you leaving to your children?
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