Thursday, August 9, 2007

Divorce

Hubby told me on Sunday that Brian and Claire (name changed for privacy) are getting a divorce. This news made me sad. Looking from the outside, this couple seems to be a happy couple. There was no indication of the upcoming divorce. Their daughter is a very good friend of my daughter. I see their family often and they seemed to be the "model" family - just full of happiness and love....

Marriage is hard work. There's no doubt about that. But I believe there are benefits that goes with sticking it out with each other through thick and thin "till death do us part"....

I know there are cases when divorce is somewhat justified... like when there's abuse...and adultery involved... and one is not willing to seek the help to change....

But why is it that divorce nowadays is just so common? .... Is it just in the US or is it true in all parts of the world?

5 comments:

raqgold said...

liza - so sad to hear of a family 'in divorce'. i dont know, but my first thoughts would go to the children. i always think when you are in a marriage, everything could be talked about and could be worked on together and helped with prayers and counselling. but with abuse, i guess that would be another story. let's pray for the couple and their kid.

Christianne said...

Lots of marriages seem to be falling apart these days no? Here in Sweden most couples don't even get married but just live together. A couple of decades ago, I think children get traumatized by a divorce but it's so common nowadays that kids probably aren't affected as much. And that is sad too.

julie said...

It is rather sad that divorce has become common. Even here in the Philippines where marriage counseling was unheard of a few years back, there are now institutions offering these services. Why? Because the marital institutions is crumbling and a lot of families are affected. Sad for the children and for the couple too.

Anonymous said...

Divorce is a difficult thing. My husband and I are currently seperated and it's very likely that we will divorce. I come from a background where divorce is highly discouraged and I never got married intended to choose out through divorce. I'm sure that most people will be surprised to hear about it, but in our case my husband is making choices that are harmful to our family. I thought that with therapy, dedication, and some good ole stick-to-itness, we would make it through. But he's decided that he would rather maintain his destructive behavior than be open and upfront about his choices. In the end, it will be most difficult for my children who are young and don't understand. No one wins in divorce. No one at all.

Angella said...

Divorce is so sad. So sad. I am a child of divorce. My husband and I, however, think that divorce is simply not an option. Til death do us part!