I married my husband because I was/am in love with him. We’re divorcing after 25 years.

This is what I learned the hard way about love and marriage. This is what I will try to instill in my daughter:

Find out what your intuition is and never ignore it, no matter how inconvenient it is.

If I had taken mine to heart, and did what it was telling me to do, I would not have married my husband.

Now the relationship is an overdone deal. But it is the only way my precious daughter could have come into existence, and I think of the powerful poem by Sharon Olds, told from the daughter’s perspective, linked below: