Why is it that when I talk to someone about their divorce, I feel the need to lower my voice?
Why is the Divorce Announcement never as jovial as the Baby Announcement?
Why do we congratulate someone who says, “I’m bored. I’m going to take some college courses,”?
And yet, when a person says, “I’m suffocating. I want a divorce,” we sush them and ask if they’ve considered counseling?
I was in a store a few days ago and I glanced at the magazines as I passed the rack. I stopped to count- there were 7 (seven!) shiny booklets devoted to the topic of marriage. Not one about divorce. Headlines referenced the Twilight Saga, bathroom renovations, sexy garb and fast cars…. even gynecological concerns (!!!!) – but not a single mention of the D-word.
Am I the only one who thinks “Co-Parenting Quick Tips” is as much a relevant headline as Cosmetic Counseling? (yes, i know this information is available online and in the Self-Help section of your local book store… i’m suggesting it be readily observable alongside Kate’s New ‘Do)
Does anyone have guess as to when we will overcome the denial and accept this reality of life? The sooner we do, the better.