Married and Divorced Before 30 | True Relational Health

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It wasn’t the usual suspects – there was no cheating, no drugs, and no violence.

Then what was it? Why was the marriage so bad that we couldn’t stay together and try to make it work beyond the 2 years?

This is the question I’ve been asking myself ever since we both signed the divorce papers six months ago.

And here’s what I found…

If you want a one-word summary, here it is: Patriarchy.

If you want the full story, read on.

Married and Divorced Before 30 | True Relational HealthI divorced a culture that refused to accept me as I am – a bold, well-educated, thinking woman. I divorced a family that refused to respect men and women equally. I divorced a system that breeds anger, abuse, instability, and disharmony within families.

I divorced a culture that wouldn’t let me create the kind of relationship and marriage I know is possible. And I divorced the patriarchal pattern that has oppressed the women in our families for centuries.

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