This is one of my Favorite pictures of my Parents. For a very long time, I use to have a fantasy that one day my parents would get back together …
*Please note they divorced 36+ years ago when I was 5, my brother was 3 & my sister was 1.*
As a child, No one ever explained to my siblings & I why our parents broke up. We just went from being around both our parents 24/7 to living solely with our Mom & only seeing our Dad every other weekend & All holidays.
Last night as I was staring at this picture I realized damn near every serious relationship I’ve ever had, I’ve always tried to create it to be what I ‘thought’ my parents relationship once was. I FINALLY know that is Unrealistic. So at 41 years old, I made a promise to myself that going forward I will Actually be more open to give & receive Love….
I share my journey hoping it will help others. If you are a parent who has/is separating/divorcing etc. TALK TO YOUR KIDS!!! Find a way to make them understand that You both still Love them & you breaking up with the other parent has nothing to do with them! Trust me, it will help them A Lot.
Just my thoughts…. Love, Chanel M.