Divorce has historically been seen as something undesirable, a painful end to something meant to be for life. However, as divorce rates climb, it is important that the notion of divorce change to something that does not have to be destructive, but rather relationship-saving or even life-saving. The idea that someone is committing to spending their entire life with another person is entirely too much pressure to bear, and as a result, divorce should be considered as an option.
- Times have changed, and Hollywood – once the purveyor of “The One” and marriages that last until “death do us part” – is now showing that the end of a marriage is not necessarily a mark of failure, but can be the transformation of one type of relationship into something else that is equally healthy and positive.
- Research and statistics show that although the breakdown of a relationship is difficult for everyone, divorce in itself is not necessarily the tragic end it was thought to b
- The truth is, the only thing any of us have is today. Beyond that, there are no guarantees. The idea of being married to one person for life, especially without some level of awareness of our unresolved emotional needs, is too much pressure for anyone.”
“Research and statistics show that although the breakdown of a relationship is difficult for everyone, divorce in itself is not necessarily the tragic end it was thought to be. As people live longer and co-parenting becomes the new norm, why then should people stay in unhappy relationships? Maybe it is time to take a page from Hollywood’s book on the ephemeral nature of relationships.”