Take Control of Destigmatizing Divorce by Wearing Yours Well
The negative stigma surrounding divorce can sometimes cause shame or embarrassment. Some can even feel like they carry around a scarlet letter. However, attorney and self-proclaimed “Divorce Success Story” Vikki Ziegler believes there is power in positive thinking, and that carrying yourself with confidence after your divorce can be the key to your happiness. She has some important insight to consider in the article below.
Have you ever been at a party when someone walks by, and suddenly the person you are speaking with leans into you and says, “She got divorced”?
The body language alone is enough to tell you that (a) her divorce is not good news whatever the reason and (b) getting divorced is something about which to be ashamed. The whisper merely adds insult to injury.
At that moment, you may think substituting the word “leprosy” for divorce would not be such a far stretch. Divorce, after all, must be so horrible that it is best to keep it hush-hush.
That is what our parents’ generation and the ones before it taught us to believe. But it doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, more often than not, it is the exact opposite.
If you are going through a divorce, even if you were not the one who initiated it, chances are with a little introspection you will come to the conclusion that your marriage wasn’t a happy one. And everyone, including you, deserves to be happy.
The good news is you can be happy again, even happier than you were before, which means divorce doesn’t have to be the stigmatizing event it is often depicted to be. The best part about divorce is that you have the opportunity to start all over again, only with the wisdom you have acquired during your marriage – in good times and bad.