Even though divorce has become commonplace and the court system has become efficient at accommodating divorce requests for nearly half of all marriages, it is still devastating.

Though it may alleviate the pressure of a failed marriage, it is still painful. It most definitely sucks—it sucks the life out of you, your spouse, your children born from the marriage, your blended families, your friends, your finances and the emotional support group both spouses shared.

I find much has been written from a woman’s perspective as women generally tend to be more expressive about life experiences. Men, on the other hand, tend to bottle it up inside and only share their thoughts and feelings with their closest friends. To that end, I offer a man’s perspective on surviving divorce.

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