*author's note: touchy subject, not a very happy one. just be cautious if you don't want to read about explosive fighting or divorce*
How does one repair your parents' marriage?
When the evening winds down to you listening to music on your bed,
Just playing a dumb game on your phone,
When you hear the argument starting.
Your mom tries to express her concern,
Your dad snaps right back.
Your mom swears at him,
Your dad doesn't take it lightly.
They grow angrier.
You can hear the tension grow;
The arguments rarely dissipate.
Something is knocked to the floor.
You become increasingly worried.
Suddenly your dad explodes.
He screams at your mom,
He screams about his brother's sudden heart attack and death,
He screams about stress,
He screams about their marriage,
How it's failing.
The one thing you listen for,
The only thing you need to hear before running out to intervene before it becomes dangerous,
Is if you hear the sound of him hitting her.
It doesn't happen tonight.
But you know that divorce is inevitable.
But how do you repair their marriage when there's nothing left to put back together?