"Mommy Needs Some Alone Time" isn’t a road sign, but it should be.
5 Secret Upsides of Growing Up With Divorced Parents

#5. You Learn That Life Operates on Many Sets of Rules
Instead of an all-encompassing set of home rules, the kids are now adapting to subsets between the two. This is huge, because it softens or eliminates the shock involved when entering the real world and discovering, “Holy shit, if I act like my normal self out here, I’m going to be fired or thrown in jail for public nudity!” By the time those milestones roll around, they’ve already been broken in on the realities of modifying their behavior according to which environment they’re in. That dude being hauled out of the club screaming “This is discrimination!” probably had parents with a great marriage.

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"Mommy Needs Some Alone Time" isn’t a road sign, but it should be.

5 Secret Upsides of Growing Up With Divorced Parents

#5. You Learn That Life Operates on Many Sets of Rules

Instead of an all-encompassing set of home rules, the kids are now adapting to subsets between the two. This is huge, because it softens or eliminates the shock involved when entering the real world and discovering, “Holy shit, if I act like my normal self out here, I’m going to be fired or thrown in jail for public nudity!” By the time those milestones roll around, they’ve already been broken in on the realities of modifying their behavior according to which environment they’re in. That dude being hauled out of the club screaming “This is discrimination!” probably had parents with a great marriage.

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