We Have A Dream
When you were a young woman or young man, you may have had a creative vision of what your marriage would look like. A lot of that creative vision may have come from what you watched on television, in current time, what you see on social media, and for sure what you have witnessed in your family. Thinking as a generation Xer, I can say that I was not privy to the “dark” side of marriage because the generation before me was raised under the “what happens in this house, stays in this house”. And for the most part, children weren’t allowed around “grown folks” conversations. With that, they grew up under the notion that children shouldn’t see much and only be told what they need to do and know. And so that is what was passed along to us. This process of withholding information left plenty of room to add to the creativity of the vision.