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Essays on Divorce

What If You Mess Up?
What divorce teaches about marriage
Why does G‑d tell you how to get divorced, if He believes in marriage?
Recreating a Family
Life After Divorce
I always tell people, I made two very smart decisions in my life: 1) to get married, and 2) to get divorced . . .
Unbroken Home
The Challenges of Being a Single Mother
“So does your son go the bathroom sitting down?” This question will forever top my list of “Things Not to Ask a Single Mother.”
What to Do with a Stale Mate
“Nothing new under the sun,” wrote King Solomon in Ecclesiastes. And so, we discover this week that infidelity and other marital problems aren’t exactly a new societal phenomenon . . .
The Divorce Mindset
When the body is facing death you use the tourniquet; otherwise it does more damage than good
Divorce: Facts and Myths
When all other options have been exhausted, divorce is an act of kindness. However, statistics clearly demonstrate that divorce is infinitely more painful than people expect. Some sobering facts...
When to Get Divorced
According to the School of Shammai, if your spouse is unfaithful; according to the School of Hillel, a burnt supper is grounds; Rabbi Akiva says, "even if he found another more beautiful than she."
A Marriage of Pain
The Tragedy of Spousal Abuse
My daughter asks difficult questions about why we divorced and if I hate her father. For now I lie, but it is only a matter of time until she learns the truth about our marriage.
Breaking the News
Telling Children About Divorce
The day we broke the news was one of the worst of my life. I had spoken with more than one counselor on how to approach this daunting task, but nothing prepared me for the actual thing...
Color My Leaves Green
Everything was quiet at last. The night before, the police had taken away my violent husband, who, in an alcoholic rage, had tried to end my life...
Shedding My Mask
Facing Divorce
I never thought I'd end up divorced. Of course, most people don't enter marriage thinking they'll end up divorced. Most people would prefer not to even contemplate the possibility, and even if it's happened to you I'm sure you never thought it would...
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