Picture two seeds planted next to one another. They are meant to grow into large trees. They germinate, and their journey begins. The bigger they grow, they more intertwined their roots become, and before long, it is difficult to differentiate one from the other. Ideally, this is what a marriage is like. Two people meet, make a commitment to each other to be together for the rest of their days, and they begin to grow together.
Through all seasons, they are meant to lean on each other and offer support in a way that no other trees can. When there is a drought, they share the water that is in the soil. When there is a flood, they dig in their roots so that neither gets washed away. But what happens when one tree decides it as had enough and wants to move away from the other tree?
After years of being together, roots intertwined, separation is not impossible, but it is difficult. One tree begins to move away, and as it does, some of the roots get broken, some of the support moves away, and what was one strong unit becomes two weak units.
If you have an active imagination and can picture these trees ripping apart from each other, you can understand the devastation that divorce causes. Divorce is the legal and final separation of marriage. It changes the lives of everyone who was a part of the union: the couple, children and their families. It can be compared to a death in the family. Just as there would be with a death, there needs to be a sense of closure and recovery from emotional turmoil. Divorce has the added dimension of requiring recovery from the financial turmoil as well.
With at least one in three marriages ending in divorce, this is an epidemic that affects millions of people in the United States and around the world. When one divorces, it is expected that they will pick themselves up and move on, but this is not as simple as it appears to be. There will be a period of grieving, followed by confusion and anguish and then trying to get back on one's feet.
This guide will help you soften the blow and recover faster from the devastation of a divorce. If you know someone who is going through a divorce, you can get some valuable tips from this guide that will help you offer them support. Read on and ease the pain.