If people knew what marriage was like, no one would get married. If they knew what it could be, no one would get divorced.
But no one knows what it’s like until they’re in it. It’s like parenting. How many times have you gotten parenting advice from someone with either no children or with one perfect child? But once you’re in it…up to your neck in real life…that is when you know what it’s like.
Any of us who are honest will admit that we’ve been there before: That moment in marriage where you are convinced that this person you’ve decided to spend your life with will never understand you…and probably doesn’t want to.
The holidays are here: that time of year that rushes by before our credit cards and calendars can catch their breath.
For many of us, these days don’t bring the cheer and nostalgia that they used to bring…or that we wish they would. They just remind us of what’s not here: the marriage that fell apart; the kids we aren’t with; the family member that’s gone.