I'm always interested in reading articles like this:
It's a little heartbreaking to read about the struggles that people with divorced parents have gone through. The biggest take away I got was to not trash-talk the other parent to your child. That may be a struggle when my youngest becomes of age to really understand what went down with her parents. I know that her mother is going to have her spin on things that her father and I will absolutely disagree with. I'm hoping that when the time comes, we will find a way to explain to our youngest to wait on having babies until she has a stable home foundation, a stable financial status and a partner who wants to have a baby with her. Her father and I earnestly believe that raising a child is less challenging when you can do it with a partner, as opposed to intentionally choosing to do it as a single parent (who has no career, nor independent financial stability, which was the case of #3. If a woman already has enough money but is single, then girl, do whatever you want!) We have already introduced the word "career" to her and she has been going around saying, "When I grow up, I'm going to have a career!" as opposed to "When I grow up, I'm going to have a job!". Words hold intentions, and hopefully her words will manifest into reality when she grows up.