I grew up in a relatively stable nuclear family. My parents love each other and love us kids. However, my family was the exception among practically everyone I knew, only one of my friends still has two married biological parents, and one of my friends’ parents divorced several years after we met.
My brother got married and divorced, having a child in the meantime. Now our family is broken too, since my Ex SIL is really part of the family now. (my brothers psychological issues have kind of brought us together.)
The problem is that when holidays like Easter or Christmas come around, the whole family has to be together (including my ex SIL and my brother. We all have to avoid certain topics because my brother will get mad and ruin everything.)
What do you guys do in situations like this? This is one of the reasons why I don’t want to get married. Statistically either us or one of our kids would be divorced.