In the public eye, divorce has become a speed bump. It’s a tedious process that is more of a hassle than an emotional ordeal. Time used to be that divorces were a rarity, deemed a sort of failure on both persons’ parts; now it is an ugly sometimes-necessity for people who know better than to try to work it out. What this teaches children, and subconsciously ingrains into the minds of young adults everywhere, is that there is an easy alternative to the strife of marriage: get out.
March 5, 2010, at 12:41 am — Blogs
/ THEME: Divorce
*Warning – this is not going to be gentle but it will be fair. Divorce in this country has become acceptable. That’s the truth. We, as Americans, love our right to divorce. We love the ability to bail. To leave. To quit. We love quitting. Love it. We love giving up more than we love admitting our own faults, more than we well…love love itself.
I used to think that divorce was an easy escape from marriage; it allowed people to rush into commitment and then hire an attorney to finalise the demise of something that was just not perfect enough. It seemed like a golden ticket in every Willy Wonka chocolate bar. Then I met a 63-year-old woman who told me that obtaining a divorce was the best decision that she had ever made and that, while she still loved her ex-husband, they just couldn’t make it work. Having waited for her children to grow up and settle down, she filed for a divorce at the age of 61.
I’m a recent divorcee from a marriage of 5 years, now a single mother to a 3 year old daughter, and a woman just trying to heal some emotional wounds.
Congo and Steve from creator John “J.” Lampinen of www.congoandsteve.com. This strip, on the theme of Divorce: “Goals For Better Relationships.”