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The Almost Universal Answer to the Question “How Did You Overcome Thoughts of Divorce?”

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Whenever I have the chance and the situation is right, I’ll ask people who have been married a few years a question that is met first with surprise, then with confusion, then with deep contemplation, and finally with wisdom.

The question is simple—but oh, so complex.

“How did you overcome thoughts of divorce?”

I’ve asked this question over a hundred times, and while it seems really probing, it is surprising how much people will tell you if you just ask.

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