with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
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While I have never been divorced, I am a child with divorced parents. They have each been divorced a couple of times over, and I wouldn’t call their splits ‘friendly’. Well, except for my Dad’s divorce from his third wife, who I call Mom (It’s complicated). It was a rocky split at the beginning, but they have worked out a pretty good system for parenting their four kids. They are in no way BFF’s, nor do they hang out, but they don’t harbor anger and vent it in front of the kids.
My Mom, on the other hand, is still angry and volatile about her and my Dad divorcing … 33 years ago. Its time to let it go.
I read a post at Cafe Mom about how Courtney Cox and David Arquette have worked through their divorce, while not even using lawyers. They even work together, and hang out together, still.
My friend Jen wrote a guest post over at our friend Tracey’s blog titled “An Ex-Spouse Is Just A Friend You Haven’t Met Yet.” It is a must-read, if ever there was a must read, when it comes to divorcing amicably.
I have no plan to be divorced, nor does my husband, but these stories make me happy because if my parents were even half as awesome as these two couples, life would have been a whole heck of a lot better growing up.
For those of you who are divorced, did you have a ‘friendly’ divorce? Or, if you are a child of divorce, did your parents do a good job of keeping it amicable?
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