Relationships and Family

Identifying Parents Who Are Likely to Divorce by Lisa

As⁤ a parent, one⁤ of the unexpected perks I’ve discovered is the opportunity to observe other parents in the playground. This isn’t a ​creepy, binoculars-in-hand kind of observation, but ‍rather a study of their interactions with their children, ⁢teachers, partners, and what these interactions reveal about​ them.

Further reading: The Unmumsy Mum’s take on⁣ the seven types of annoying parents

Over time, I’ve become quite adept at this. A close‍ observation can reveal everything ​from the frequency of their intimate ‌moments to their⁣ questionable taste in home decor. But the most intriguing aspect is predicting the likelihood of them getting divorced. I’ve accurately predicted three divorces ⁤and six separations, ‍all ⁢of which exhibited at least one of the​ following behaviors. If you​ notice these signs in your friends,⁤ it‍ might be⁤ time to choose sides.

The Public ‌Squabblers

This is an ⁤easy one to ⁣spot and a clear⁢ indication of impending trouble. ​These are usually couples ⁣who rushed⁣ into ⁢parenthood in ​their thirties without ensuring they ‍share more ‍than just physical compatibility. ‌ Further reading: Navigating through divorce

What was their upbringing like? Were⁢ they yelled at? ‍Pampered? They didn’t address these issues until ‌their child was already growing up, leading to disagreements on everything from allowances to bedtime. I give⁣ them a year at most.

The Social Butterflies

Ever noticed those lively couples who are always ⁢out with different ‍groups, taking their kids on trips every weekend, and holding‌ season passes to‍ children’s theme parks? The reason they’re not lounging in their PJs like you is because they ⁢can’t stand the thought. They’re either⁣ bored​ with ‌each other or can’t handle their kids together.‌ Sure, everyone needs a break during school holidays, but a vacation without ⁢the need to include as many friends as possible is a healthy sign.

The Social Media​ Enthusiasts

This one is simply ​irritating. No content, happy couple ⁢feels the need ⁢to publicly declare ​their love. It reeks​ of ⁢overcompensation. I once saw a mother‍ tweet her husband about how fortunate they⁣ were to⁣ have found ⁤each other… while they ​were in the same playground. They divorced seven ​months later.

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