Valentines Day is one of the worst days of the year for those going through separation or divorce. Hearts are in the air, store windows are plastered with pink and red, chocolates and roses are prominently displayed for purchase in grocery stores.
The effects of divorce are profound. Not unlike death or a life threatening illness, divorce pushes the boundaries of what most people think they can tolerate in terms of emotional struggle. While life greatest challenges seem unbearable when they are happening, research shows that there may be benefits to building your adversity muscles.
In this day in age, when everything in the world seems to be changing and evolving- from the economy, to the environment, to the boom of the internet world- it’s only fitting that the institution of marriage should be changing as well. In a recent Times article, a few interesting and thought provoking questions were posed: Who needs marriage? What is marriage for, and for whom? And finally, Is it obsolete?
Divorce is all about halves so its not surprising that we say thatpeople split up, or that the word divorce is rooted in divide. Withdivorce everything you thought was whole is now half. Finances,assets, kids, friends, and your sense of self are just a few of theways you can feel halved with your divorce.
The airwaves are saturated with the storybook fantasy of BritainsPrince William to Kate Middleton. Their fairytale romance is a lightof hope in a world where the divorce rate stays steady. One of thequestions on nearly every divorced persons mind when they read aboutPrince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement is will it last?