One of the fastest growing divorce rates in the country is couples age 50-57 years old. I believe that has to do with the destructive trend of mom’s and dad’s putting the kids above their relationship.
I absolutely agree with this author! To go one step deeper, we actually have that conversation with our kids. I started telling my kids a few years ago that although I love them and would die for them, their mom is the most important thing in my life. That mom and I are a united front and unless there is something dangerous or illegal going on, I will always choose mom over them and she me.
In our marriage events, my wife and I call it the hierarchy. Sometimes we get some push back, especially from women, about it but I always explain: If as a dad I can teach my daughters to find a man who treats and feels for them the same way I do their mom and if my son grows up to treat his wife with the same admiration and respect as I do for his mom, then I will have done my job on this earth.