Re: Too many "me" generationers for successful marriage
I am from Gen X... I am also the youngest of my family, and had a crappy upbringing in a rather toxic household filled with years of animosity. I longed for a happy family. I found, at age 20, someone else who said he also wanted the white picket fence. He said all of the right things. We married ridiculously young- I was barely 21. Five years later we had a child (our only).
I put up with 11 years of abuse before I left, and I did so after he refused to get counseling. I guess I am somewhat bothered by being lumped into this formula, as I tried, and wanted to make things work. But by the time I walked I was so emotionally detached there was nothing left to save.
I'm happier now alone, still struggling with bouts of PTSD and major trust issues. I am hoping that now that I am older, wiser, and more in tune to things that really matter... that some day I can find peace and happiness faith someone.
When I read some of these stories about men that would do anything to bring their wife back it makes me so sad... some people really have no idea. If nothing else my life has taught me how unimportant so many things are -- the big house, the super hot spouse, and even that picket fence...
Last edited by Pepper123; 01-09-2014 at 03:57 PM.