Divorced: Where Did My Friends Go?

Here’s the latest blog by The Garter Brides for The Huffington Post:

Divorce is not just the breakup of the marriage, but a reconfiguration of the relationships that surround it. We all have married friends that we know and love — friends that we’ve shared our lives with — but when divorce enters the picture, the friendships change.

Friends will take sides; it’s only natural. But it’s hurtful when a couple you care about suddenly treats you like you have the plague.

When we interviewed women for our book “Love For Grown-ups,” we heard dozens of complaints. Recent divorcees hosted dinners and invited married couples and their kids, and it was never reciprocated.

Here are four ways to keep your friendships alive post-split:

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