As it turns out, yeah. When it comes to divorce, that's exactly what they should learn.
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"Remember, son: If a challenge comes along and it's too hard, f**k it."
Sure, it's no secret that divorce is pretty damn tough on the kids. It's very difficult for children to understand the complex nature of love and very easy for them to blame themselves when one parent starts crying and the other invests in, say, a toupee and a convertible. The records are replete with examples of children going through divorce that underperform in school, suffer from anxiety and depression, lose sleep, etc. But, what those studies don't show you is that all of that s**t is temporary.
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And double Christmases are forever.