I have been realizing lately how much my parents’ divorce(s) has affected me. It took me two years to cry about it and it’s taken me 10 years to further realize it’s implications. I love my parents very dearly and I can’t help but be thankful for all their support and love and I am also happy for them and their respective partners. But divorce changes people forever. I feel like my ideas of a good relationship are not altogether healthy. I don’t know of a married couple in my life that have weathered the storms of life together and come out stronger than before, as a couple. I don’t know, I’m not blaming anyone else for my own problems in relationships. But I wish I’d have had some better shaping experiences, I guess.