Is a ‘B’ marriage worth saving for the kids?

A wife admits her marriage isn't ideal, but notes having toddler kids makes ending the union a much trickier proposition.



August 18, 2022 - 2:23 PM

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Adapted from an online discussion.

Dear Carolyn: If I had to rate my marriage, I would give it a B. I don’t want to have a B marriage, but I have toddler kids. The thought of putting them through a divorce is like a punch to the gut. I’m a child of divorced parents, and it exploded my childhood. If I would jump in front of a bullet for my kids, then why shouldn’t I stay in a B marriage for them? It’s a happy home; their dad is a wonderful man and father, he’s just not my wonderful man. Help me see through this. — B.

B.: This is a lot of what with not a lot of why.

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