The holiday season can be, for many people, kind of intense. There's a lot of financial and social stressors occurring simultaneously, along with tons of "family togetherness." You're also bombarded with images of what the holidays (and a marriage) should be like. All that can make you keenly aware of how your own situation fails to measure up in comparison.
Marriage can be messy. Keeping a relationship healthy and happy requires a lot of work over time. Some spouses simply fall out of love over time if they change in different ways or were just temperamentally ill-suited to be together.
Nobody looks forward to telling their spouse that they want a divorce -- but one Texas husband took a rather extreme route of avoidance altogether that's now landed him in serious legal trouble.
One of the most toxic messages that people often hear (or are shown) in movies, books, television shows and more is that "love conquers all."
One of the biggest challenges of co-parenting after divorce is maintaining consistent rules and expectations across two households. You and your co-parent may have had different parenting styles when you were together. However, it's easier to maintain consistency when everyone's in the same home.