Years ago I almost got married, but I ended up breaking off the engagement seven weeks before the wedding. The would-not-be wedding date was 8/20.
Prior to calling off the wedding I learned that my Dad was having an affair. It clouded the way I viewed marriage. At the time, my parents had been married almost thirty years.
For the most part I had a stable childhood, but when I found out about the affair that would ultimately lead to my parents divorce, I felt like the bedrock had pulled out from underneath me.
I felt broken.