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.
When you became a mother, you probably never anticipated having to parent alone. And for those of you who are separated or divorced, you might find yourself thinking, Had I known I would have had to do this alone, I dont know if I would have had kids.
Though technically a romantic comedy, Crazy, Stupid, Love, offers an authentic and approachable picture of the earliest moments of separation and divorce.
The majestic owl, known for his wisdom, sits high above the chaos perched on a branch watching the world as he soaks in what everyone else is to busy to notice.Divorce is chaotic, and it’s easy to get swept up in the day to day challenges. Life passes by, and many important moments get missed.
When divorcing couples are asked what they consider to be their greatest gift from their marriage, the answer is almost always unanimously my children. Additionally, most divorcing parents will tell you that their children are their greatest concern, and their number one priority.
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.
When you think your spouse might be having an affair you feel it in your gut. Something seems off, but you cant be specific and you may not have any hard evidence to prove what you are sensing is true. This uncertainty can be unbearable. You will do anything to know the truth.
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?