In many of my posts, I've talked about knowing that my parents' marriage was troubled. Although I was surprised by the way everything was handled and by certain actions that were taken, I knew in the months leading up to my wedding that my parents were not going to stay together. When a relationship is over, you can see it. You can see it in a couple's actions and in the way they speak to one another. You can feel it in the air -- something unexplainable, but palpable.
But what if you don't see it? What if you thought your parents' marriage was fine? Sometimes a divorce comes as a complete shock to the children. One day your family is moving along just fine and the next day, the foundation has crumbled.
I don't think one scenario is worse than the other. Either way, your life is changing in a way you never expected and didn't want. Whether you knew ahead of time your parents were going to divorce or it happened upon you suddenly, it still happened. And it's painful no matter what the circumstances.
Did you see your parents' divorce coming or were you completely blindsided? Do you think one situation is worse than another? Would love to hear your thoughts, so leave a comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.