One parent beats two stuck in a dysfunctional relationship that the child will learn to internalise as love, any day. Alas, like you said, divorce is not by choice. Nobody marries with a plan to get divorced a child or two later. It becomes a necessity after coexistence proves (mutually) destructive.

Secular thinker with an empathy compulsion. Anxiety-nerd. Certified Crazy Cat Lady.

Secular thinker with an empathy compulsion. Anxiety-nerd. Certified Crazy Cat Lady.