In The World Today Does Divorce Still Carry The Same Stigma?

(By Brittany Wong)

After the conversation at the baseball field, I marveled at how differently it felt to be divorced now versus 10 years ago. I was happy for these women, my new acquaintances, who were all more recently divorced than me — because they were truly not alone,

Does divorce still carry the same stigma it did in the past?

That’s the question The Stir writer Jennifer Cullen posed in a blog post inspired by something she realized at her son’s recent baseball game. As she stood on the sidelines with a group of three other moms, it dawned on her that they had all been divorced — and none of them were ashamed to talk about it.

“After the conversation at the baseball field, I marveled at how differently it felt to be divorced now versus 10 years ago. I was happy for these women, my new acquaintances, who were all more recently divorced than me — because they were truly not alone,” she wrote. “Divorce is a reality… the last thing anyone needs when they’re going through a divorce, and experiencing all of the accompanying emotional anguish, guilt, and turmoil, is to be judged.”

Is Cullen right? Does being divorced today result in a lot less judgment than it used to? See below what our readers had to say, then head to the comments and tell us if you think divorce still carries a stigma.

(Source: Huffingtonpost)

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