By omgstfuplz - 16/09/2009 08:38 - United States
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Agreed, there is bound to be conflict in any relationship, romantic or platonic. Without conflict, and of course conflict resolution, there can be no growth in a relationship. Constructive conflict allows a pair of persons to understand the other better and learn to make concessions for the other. Seriously, if I saw a family or a pair of friends that claimed to never fight, I would be suspicious and assume that they are bottling up their issues. That's what happens, a lack of argument usually means that one is submitting to the other's will and bottling their own feelings up. It's not healthy.
I agree. All parents fight; some do it outright in front of their kids, whilst others do it behind closed doors. Your parents probably did it behind closed doors to prevent you from getting hurt by their squabbles, by their actions. As such, I'm guessing this divorce came as quite a shock, and I'm sorry it's happening to you. If you're reading this, I hope you'll be okay, and I wish you all the best. And as a note to everyone else: I don't think it's appropriate at all for you guys to be putting the original poster down with your snide comments. Calling someone naive/stupid won't make you sound any more intelligent.
Honestly, I think that 100% of all couples fight at some point in their marriage. That's just how it is. If you don't fight at all, regardless if you have kids or not, then I believe something is wrong with the marriage and situations like a divorce may happen (just like this FML). In this case, just settle it in the octagon and hope for the best =) I'm sorry, sister, but these things happen and I wish you the best moving forward. Hopefully, the parents love you enough to not let this kind of thing affect their relationship with you.
Oh you naive child. You know what happens to married couples that "never" fight? All of that stored anger and resentment comes out one day and then boom! It's a major explosion. Fighting can be healthy as long it's not something excessive. Just because you don't actually see your parents fight doesn't mean that they don't when you're not around. But anyway...FYL, because this is a hard thing for a person to go through.
I'm sorry. Actually they could be divorceing BECAUSE they never actually fought....
Are you seriously that stupid?