“I am not my odds”

Every psychology textbook I’ve ever read has said that children of divorced parents were twice as likely to divorce themselves, and one third less likely to get married at all. My parents divorced when I was 2 weeks old, and each parent has three divorces to their name. In psychology terms, I’m screwed.

It’s funny, maybe it’s because of the lack of normal marriages in my life that I put such a significance on having a good relationship. I just want my children to have the “normal” family life that I never had.

I’ve had a relationship end before it could ever get off the ground because of my “broken home”. I’ve been judged by actions my parents made when I was just an infant. I’ve watched marriages disintegrate before my eyes. I will learn from the mistakes I’ve seen. I will not be defined by my odds of failure.