I am not one to go around quoting divorce statistics and the depressing notion that any marriage will probably be a miserable existence. I consider myself a realist, some marriages are great, some are miserable, and some are a hybrid of both – depending on whatever is going on with the couple.
I have noticed that a lot of single people have a slightly skewed perspective on marriage. People who have been there and gone through a divorce often come away with deeper insight about love and relationships.
One of my guy friends grew up in a home where his parents were in a loving relationship. His ideal marriage is borderline fairy tale. Another friend of mine saw her parents in a rocky marriage, fought all the time, and rampant infidelity. It’s no surprise that she is not optimistic about finding a mate and having a healthy marriage.
How much did your upbringing and background impact your outlook on marriage? Do you think that it’s something that makes a difference in how we