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Separate or Stay Together?

Families are torn apart when parents fight, argue or silently ignore each other. What about the couple themselves? Are they better off if they separate? I think the outcome is different for women than for men, especially in a traditional community. Men will remarry easily; women, not so, especially if they have children. So the decision to separate must take into account what one will lose as well as gain. The reasons for separation are paramount. If there is abuse, then the choice is easier, although unpleasant. But, short of abuse, women need to think about how to live within the confines of their marital relationship or, alternatively, suffer the pangs of loneliness. One needs to think about what one can accept or can't, what one gains or loses. Don't rush to the exit.


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