In this episode, our guest who is a daughter of divorce, examines her parents’ divorce and her attitudes and beliefs about love and commitment. While adult children of divorce have double the risk of divorce compared to counterparts from intact homes, they can learn from their parents’ failed marriage and gain confidence in their ability to find lasting love.
The key to doing this is self-awareness, willingness to examine your parents’ divorce from an adult viewpoint, and making a decision to trust yourself and others. Realize that you don’t have to define yourself by your parents’ marriage or breakup – you can learn from their failed marriage. People who enjoy healthy relationships have learned that it’s no longer up to others to help them break the cycle of negativity and find happy, long-lasting love.