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Being in a marriage for 37 years I can tell you from my personal experience that there are periods in every marriage when one of the spouses or even both feel unhappy. It is life.But in most cases things can change and improve if spouses do not give up. One can't expect to be constantly happy in anything let alone the marriage/relationship. I do not want to generalize because as I said there are marriages where there is violence , drug and alcohol abuse , where children are safer if people divorce. But they are not that many , I assume...Unfortunately I can tell first hand how children are suffering when parents separate or divorce...and kids take consequences for all their life. It is selfish to simply give up. In many of those cases in next relationship after initial honeymoon same unhappiness will occur...manly because person is not mature enough to understand how this works. They may repeat their struggle for "eternal happiness" many times and they can feel free to do so as far as I am concerned. Some of them may even find it but one person that will definitely be unhappy all trough his youth and bare scars for all his life is a child. That's how I see it based on my own and my life experience.      
by vbo on Mon Nov 5th, 2012 at 09:49:07 AM EST
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