For me marriage and family life has been liberating, not confining. There is a power in fidelity - in having some one’s constant support. Knowing someone has always got my back.
At 33 with 3 kids, I feel totally comfortable in my own skin, which to me is a testament to my environment. We all acknowledge the process of child development (and credit parents for their role in child rearing), but what of adult development, who gets credit there?