In this article, I am going to explain how a friend of mine managed to get through a rather messy divorce and how she came through the whole experience as a much stronger person. I hope her story helps other people who have or are going through a divorce.
My friend is called Sue, and she married her childhood sweetheart called John when she was only twenty-two. Sue has explained that at the time she could not have been happier and was very much in love. She hoped and imagined that they would spend the rest of their lives together. Sue had met John when she was at school, and they had been dating since the age of fifteen.
After the marriage, they then talked about starting a family and before long they were parents to two boys. Sue believed that this was the icing on the cake and left work to bring up her children.
Unfortunately, things were to soon go horribly wrong. John started coming home later and later from work and Sue was at a loss as to what was going on. John of course stated that he was only doing his work and that he was working overtime to give his family a better life, especially as Sue was no longer working. In reality, John was having an affair with a woman he had met at work.
After a few months, Sue found out about the affair and asked John why he had sought the attention of this other woman. He replied that Sue had been the only woman he had slept with and that he felt that he had missed out on the experience of dating other people. Despite the fact that Sue was willing to forgive John, the relationship was soon to end as he moved in to live with his other woman.
Sue was obviously very upset and could not believe what was happening to her. Before long divorce proceedings were underway and Sue decided to put the family house on the market and returned home to live with her parents, the boys of course went with her.
This was a very depressing time for Sue. One day however she was walking through her local shopping precinct and saw a group of handicapped children. Sue thought to herself that the situation she was in was only temporary and that she would eventually be happy again, but that these children would more than likely be handicapped for life. This strangely enough helped Sue to gain strength and to think positively about the future.
Sue is now re-married and is once again very happy, she still hates her ex-husband, however. Sue has learned a lot from her experience of getting divorced and tries to think in a much more positive way. She has realized that there are many people in the world in a far worse position than what she is in.