Episode 039: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous
Episode 039: Successfully Married Mom of a Divorcee with special guest Anne
In listening in to yesterdays podcast, I came to the conclusion that there is a big difference in marriage between our generations. Your guest is also a mom of a divorcee. After listening, I realize that she and I have many similarities – from our beliefs of marriage to the reasons why ours have been long-lasting. We grew up in a different era and in a different society with a different way of thinking.
We raised our children similarly and instilled our ideas in them. But long gone are the days of children addressing adults as Mr. and Mrs. That’s old fashioned, and so is our way of evaluating a good marriage. The world around us has changed. Religion in ones’ wedding ceremony commitment does not make it everlasting the way our parents had always thought and believed.
Woman work today, and some with better paying jobs than their husbands. They too, are smart.
Divorce can sometimes be the only way to bring happiness back into one’s life. When our children tell us they are going to take this step, it is up to us as parents to listen and understand their reasoning. Being supportive is difficult for us because we grew up thinking everything is fixable with Gods’ help. When your child has been abused, for whatever reason, they certainly need our support and understanding to help them through their divorce. Their is no other remedy.
I”m sure her daughter learned a lot from that experience. I hope she is enjoying a happier marriage, sharing parenting, and loving a little guy in their lives.
Anne, myself, and other mothers who have had this experience with our children, have learned so much from them and the changing times.
Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce Podcast. She’s been married for over 50 years, has never been divorced, and would like to remain anonymous.