Divorce: A Look at Divorce Today

It's a fact: Nearly one out of every two marriages ends in divorce. And whether it happens in our own home or to a friend or colleague, we are all affected by divorce in some way. But while divorce is clearly an enormous part of our modern day culture, one question remains: What impact does it have on us? As individuals? As a family? As a society? The results are still early, but these stories prove that whether you're a wife, husband or child of divorce, healing is the hardest part. Here, a look at the faces and effects of divorce:

as a woman
My Divorce, My Fight: How I Got Through Both
By Lynn Snowden Picket

as a man
The End of My Marriage: One Man's Story
By John Taylor

as a child
Life (and Love) as an Adult Child of Divorce
By Stephanie Staal

as a daughter
Dealing With Dad After Divorce: Jewel's Story
By Jewel

as a fiance
Spouse School: Finding Marriage Role Models
By Judith Wallerstein, Julia Lewis, Sandra Blakeslee

as a partner
Divorce Defense: 10 Steps to Take Before You Separate
By Lorian Hoff Oberlin

as a lover
Trust Me
By Caitlin Shetterly

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