this week on the conversation with amanda de cadenet on lifetime, amanda and lady gaga spoke about divorce. you may be interested to know that lady gaga does not believe in divorce. during the interview, she states that once she finds her mate - that's it for the rest of her life!
there is almost no divorce in my extended family. and after thirty years together, i'm certain my parents still love and respect each other. i never had to grow up listening to fights ("discussions" yes, fights, no). i never had to shuttle my pj's and homework from one home to another. i've always felt secure in my nuclear family (plus two extra boys). whether because of my lack of first hand experience, or in spite of it, i am not opposed to divorce.
i can hear my husband putting his hands over his ears and going "la la la la la..." let's just say that jon and lady gaga share the same beliefs about the big "D" word. but i'm really not against it. although my parents are still together and faithful - i've seen them face some seriously difficult challenges. and sometimes a couple is unable to withstand said challenges while still maintaining a healthy and loving relationship with each other. and i'm also open minded to the fact that life changes people. we encounter new things and sometimes become very different people. i'm open to change, and i do hope that my husband and i experience new things and grow as human beings. but i can honestly say that i love who he is now and should his personality change so dramatically...or if we cannot retain our partnership through tragedy or sickness or...god forbid he decided he would prefer a relationship with someone else - then i definitely want the option.
i've always felt that way about divorce. but all that being said - i should also mention that the longer i am married, the more i really don't want it to come to that. i so enjoy the time that jon and i spend together. and oftentimes i look at him and think about how happy i am that he is a part of my life. and to be honest - i can't even fathom it being any other way!