The Fireworks are Out, Now What?
Should parents put the happiness and welfare of their children before their own? The late clinical psychologist Ruth Peters answered this question well in a Today Show segment. “I believe that your happiness as an adult should not interfere with the welfare of your children, whenever possible,” she said. “You’re the adult, and they are just kids. The fireworks may have fizzled from your marriage and you may not even find your spouse interesting or attractive. But he or she is the father or mother of your children and you should invest considerable time, attention, soul searching and honest introspection before making a decision to forever change the dynamics and stability of your marriage and your home.”