I am the reason my parents stayed married, completely unhappy, for over 18 years. I regret the fact that I never paid enough attention to realize they didn’t want to be together. Sometimes I wish they would’ve gotten a divorce when I was a little kid like they wanted to, instead of staying in an unhealthy marriage until I went to college. When my own father came to me and told me that I, his only daughter, was the one reason he stayed with my mom, it hurts. And when your own mother says she has been living with a man she HATES for years just so see me grow up “normal”, it absolutely kills. Nothing hurts more then feeling like a broken relationship is all your fault… and it still hurts me to this day. I regret the fact that I am the reason they were so unhappy for such a long time.