- Her husband might have left her for another woman.
- Her ex husband may have been abusive, verbally, emotionally and/or physically.
- Her ex may have had an addiction that was affecting the entire family.
- She may have tried it all, maybe for years, to fix the situation before she left.
- It may be in the kids’ best interest for her to break away from an unhealthy relationship.
When I was newly separated and looked for solace online, I seemed to find mostly articles letting me know that if I divorced, my kids would be scarred for life. They would suffer academically. They may end up in juvenile court. And…it was all my fault, for not seeing my dysfunctional marriage through to the end of my days. I thought to myself that if I ever made it through the financial strife and the emotional pain, I would write something uplifting about divorce. Because, what good is it to tell someone who simply had to divorce, that it was the wrong thing to do? WHY WE SHOULDN’T JUDGE DIVORCED MOMS First of all, we’d all be happier if we minded our own business, but when tempted to judge a divorced mom (or dad for that matter), consider the following: