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: