For those of us out there married so long, but left with small children - I read something today that reinforces my feeling that we are not really the ones losing out here. In this memoir on divorce, the woman is talking with her grief counselor saying that in all her grief, she finds it her "great good fortune" to have been able to keep her son. The counselor responds: "I see this a lot: It's like they steal the silverware and leave the Monet." Our children are our gifts, and the relationships we forge with them now - those of us who have the great good fortune to be with them most of the time - will be the true, lasting ones that our spouses will likely never enjoy. Peace to all.
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