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My parents were two people who probably never should have been together in the first place, and they found themselves to be very unhappy as a couple.

If at a certain point, after having exerted effort to try to make amends, a couple finds they have irreconcilable differences with one another, perhaps the best thing to do is separate.

After our parents divorced, my sister Laura and I were able to experience two different people with two different kinds of lifestyles. And over the years, our parents have even become friends. We're proud of them for being able to put their differences aside.

Don't take this to mean I'm some kind of advocate for divorce; I just don't think it should be perceived as always being negative. Sometimes, it's just the right thing.

Do you think divorce can be for the best, or is it too destructive? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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