My husband and I caught the end of Mrs. Doubtfire. He remarked that the movie affected him differently, since Robin William's death. I countered that Mr. Williams, like many actors, had the rare human experience of having his work outlast his life.
Afterwards, however, I was struck by a sudden thought:
This is the NORM for kids today - that their parents will not be living together, and that they will be traveling to other 'homes' for visitation.
My husband quipped that our children were 'handicapped' - they'd lived with parents who were not only together, but married.
When making decisions about our relationships, we might ask ourselves:
What is the norm that you want your kids to have experienced?