I’m sorry that the rash of divorces appalls you. I have resigned myself to the realization that when people really start thinking, they can’t put up with* the old relationship, and that unless the two of them tackle building a new one together, there are likely to be some separations. I just throw all my weight toward seeing that the children don’t get frightened and made insecure.

Harvey Jackins
From a letter written in 1973

* “Put up with” means tolerate.


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