We live in a society where people tend to bottle up their emotions. Especially when it comes to men, the idea of just sucking it up and getting through a tough emotional time is considered a norm. But, keeping emotions in during a divorce -- regardless of gender -- is dangerous and does not promote healthy healing.
Even though there are plenty of couples who end up getting a divorce, knowing this does not make the actual process of divorce any easier. There is the legal side, which can end up having long-term complications on a person's life and also the emotional side. This too can end up having long term complications. Both the legal side and emotional side tend to also play off of each other.
Divorce can be a tough subject to talk about, but considering the fact that a good number of children live in divorced homes, the popular kids TV show "Sesame Street" decided to tackle the topic as part of a multimedia kit. The 13-minute segment is online available only and will not be aired on TV.
There are plenty of parents who are arguing and very unhappy in their marriages, yet they continue to stay together thinking that it's in the best interests of the children. But, it turns out that what is really best for children is to be in a loving and caring environment, even if that means going back and forth between mom's house and dad's house.
Parents end up filing for divorce all the time. They realize their relationship just isn't working out and decide that it'd be better to both raise their children - just not while still married and living in the same home. In many cases, after years of fighting, infidelity and other marital issues, divorce is actually even welcoming.