In Short: Decisions Have Consequences.

Man standing on hill at night with stars in the background.
Man standing on hill at night with stars in the background.
Illustration adapted from 5187396 on Pixabay, and reminded Nick of hiking with his son.

Every marriage has good times and worse times, which is why the traditional vows include the phrase “for better or worse.” Many people choose to separate when worse times arrive, and while it’s a decision that often results in a happier state for the partners, any children tend to experience mostly negative consequences.

When my own marriage began to sour, I was faced with this dilemma. My own father abandoned us when my sisters and I were very young, so I had direct experience with the difficulties faced by the children of divorce. …

Ncontor

Former founding editor at Shock Totem Magazine. Nick lives alone in southern New Mexico, reliving past glories and anticipating future ignominy.

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