Divorce is not the end of the world. As long as you do everything with good intention and you are willing to learn from it, I believe it is a good thing.
My parents might have split up, but I am not splitting from hope.
Getting divorced at 21-years old isn’t something a lot of people can relate to. But what they can relate to is being heartbroken. Because that’s what I was: broken.
The human heart has a radius of 2.93 inches. If Joel’s heart is flattened by a metaphorical semi-truck, what is its new circumference?
Nonverbal invalidation comes in many forms. The worst are obnoxious eye rolls, finger-drumming, or yawning.
I believe it’s a foregone conclusion that as familiarity and comfort with something grows, the likelihood that you’ll take it for granted through thoughtlessness increases.
You can stop hurting her by NOT treating her as if she’s insane for feeling hurt by something just because that same thing might not hurt you.
They aren’t under the impression that marriage and happiness go hand-in-hand.
Since you’re an adult, since you aren’t a little kid anymore, no one realizes how much you are going to be impacted by what’s happening. No one realizes that you will still develop trust issues because of the divorce. They don’t realize that your own relationships are going to suffer because of the divorce.
“The Lakers. I watched you get excited. I know it’s in you. It’s just not there for us. For Amy, Olivia, and for me.”