This is a pretty charged issue. On the one hand, some people really believe divorce is one of the major causes of problems in children. On the other hand, newer research suggests that kids are fine coming from divorced families, and in fact may even be more resilient and capable of handling life’s challenges. If you really think divorce is going to mess up your kids, think again…
The erroneous assumption that comes along with divorce statistics [3:30]
What is the real issue here? [8:40]
The problem with divorce/marriage research [12:20]
What I suggest you do if you are in a dead marriage [15:40]
What can you learn from divorced people and what can you learn from people who have been married for a decade or two? What are the main differences? There are two and we cover them in this episode with author Mark Manson. We also explore how Mark navigated a big challenge with his now wife and why self-improvement and self-awareness are so essential to long-term partnership.
1:03 – Episode introduction
4:36 – Mark Manson’s backstory
8:52 – Common issues and challenges
10:42 – Healthy boundaries
15:28 – How important is it for couples to have friends outside their relationship?
17:13 – Challenges in marriage and how to get through them
26:04 – Is respect more important than communication?
31:17 – How school ill prepares us for life
33:57 – What can we learn from people who have been divorced?
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