We'd like to think that we've grown up a bit when it comes to love and relationships. Being single is no longer shameful, and the term "old maid" is just about obsolete.
In our brave new world where divorce is an every day occurrence and relationships are often terminated via sms, we tend to scoff cheerfully at romantic notions like "ever after". Nobody dies of a broken heart anymore. Or so we'd like to believe.And yet…
Sarah can still remember how absolutely devastated she was when it actually happened to her.
"Break ups, like violent crime, seems to be something we're all too aware of, but secretly think will never happen to us. I never thought I would be the one to get divorced. I'd been thinking of splitting up for months, but when the actual separation happened I felt totally lost."
So how do you go about a break up between two people with intertwined lives, kids and bank accounts? Where do you start?
Psychological intern Catherine Radloff gives a bit of advice on building your new life. She says:
Have you gone through a divorce or break up? What are your thoughts? Do you have any tips or advice for our readers? Share your story with us in the comment box below.