Divorce can take a huge toll on a family as finances, stability, and happiness all become disrupted. This article highlights the option of a parenting marriage which involves staying marriage for the sake of the children. It is noted that once the romantic aspect of a marriage is taken out of the equation then previous problems begin to subside.
- People who marry based on love can often be unpleasantly surprised by their partner’s differing parenting capability, which can cause problems in the relationship when children are added.
- Some people prefer to partner based on parenting capability, so that they know they are comfortable raising a child with their partner.
- Another option besides divorce is a parenting marriage takes away the aspects of the relationship that don’t work and focuses on parenting the children.
“When it comes to having children, those who pair based on love often have no idea—and no criteria—as to what the other person brings to the table regarding parenting skills.”