Be with someone for all of it...be with them for who they are today...and nothing more. The person that is standing in front of you is who they will be for the rest of their lives. And you can't expect them to be any different - that's not fair to anyone.
Discovering my new career path by helping others achieve their business goals.
Divorce can bring people back into your life that you forgot were in the wings.
More advice is just to do what's right from the beginning. It will cost A LOT less and end A LOT sooner, if you can put aside your emotion, pride and greed and seek out a resolution instead of causing more issues each week.
And as much as I love my kids, I need to do these adventures on my own. Mom's forget, all too often, who we were before we had kids - and we mentally shame ourselves for wanting time alone...so I am working diligently to find a balance between mom-life and me-life and work-life. Thank goodness for friends so that I get to have fun with other adults during my adventures too.