"Why should they stay together if they're not happy?"
Everybody's happy, right?
This, from my twenty-three year old college graduate after a rash of friends announced that their parents were divorcing after twenty plus years of marriage.
"Happy..." I repeated, letting the word penetrate.
As if a divorce would bring the "happy"
back into their lives.
I shuddered, remembering the trauma and devastation left behind from my divorce. Almost three decades later, the emotional scars still linger.
Obviously, we don't always have a choice when it comes to divorce. The other person may choose it for us. Just like we don't have a choice when cancer strikes or when we lose a loved one to suicide.
But do we have a choice when it comes to being happy?
What do you think? Next week we'll continue this discussion along with ways to get your HAPPY back.
...weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Psalm 30:5b NIV
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