For years my husband and I have wondered if it is us that has an evil aura around us that causes people to divorce!! Let me explain.
When we were very first married we lived in a great apartment complex full of other fun young married couples, but within the first year we started seeing the other couples dropping off like flies. It was crazy, we were a part of a Temple Prep class and there was just two couples (us and another couple) well the other couple was divorced a few months later, while the teachers of the class separated and moved out of state to try and save their marriage. Then we witnessed our friends that lived below us separate and divorce, and I believe there was one other couple that also divorced but I am not positive.
After being in the apartment for a year we bought our Condo and moved into a new ward. Our VERY FIRST summer (about 8 months after moving in) 6 couples DIVORCED! Coincidence? I think not!!
The same year that Jimmy and I were married so were Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, I had already thought they were a cute couple but then when they started a reality show, I loved them even more. I loved watching the show so much that Jimmy began buying me the seasons on DVD, well just days after Jimmy bought me the last season, they announced their separation. Again, I ask you, Coincidence?
The other T.V couple we were big fans of was Jon and Kate Gosselin. Jimmy would often laugh in the earlier seasons as they bantered back and forth and even said how we were similar. Then a few years into following the show Jimmy and I were talking about me purchasing their show on DVD and I kid you not the following day the news of Jon having a girlfriend went public!! Are you freaking kidding me?? Now that whole situation just makes me so sad for those kids, but that is another topic!
Back to me, I mean how can I not start to wonder if there is something about me or us as a couple that just puts wedges between people?? Could it be our deep love that others look at and just feel they can't measure up? Or maybe it's our smell and it causes them to loose their minds and they just have to get away no matter the cost?? But the most likely culprit is, I mean it's obvious right? Our children!! Others take one look and fear that any future spawn will turn out the same way!!!
You weren't expecting that twist were you??? Fair warning to all those that just welcomed us into their ward and neighborhood!! MUAAAAAAAA MUAAAAAAA
4 weeks ago