Dealing With the Social Stigma of a Divorce

Dealing With the Social Stigma of a Divorce

Whatever reason a couple decides to divorce, it ultimately comes down to the fact that the couple decides that they are better off separated than they are together. Divorce is not an uncommon occurrence in the United States.


In fact, about half of all marriages will end in divorce. You may already be divorced and you are attempting to move forward with your life. Unfortunately, the social stigmas surrounding divorce can resonate long after the separation. Here are some ways to deal with this social stigma so you can focus on moving forward.

Stigmas for Divorcées

For the individuals who get divorced, there are many stereotypical assumptions that are made in the process. They may be deemed to be failures, and eventually, the opinion of others may become something that they believe themselves. Another huge assumption is that something is wrong with themselves and they are not good enough to pursue another future relationship. If an individual is going through a divorce, it’s important for them to remember that they made this decision knowing their life and that of their ex would be better suited separately.


While stigmas are attached with the actual people getting divorced themselves, there are also other parties involved. Perhaps the most important external party involved in a divorce is children.

Stigmas for Children

The dynamics of a family structure change drastically with any separation, and many times, children are the ones who take the impact of this change the hardest. Depending on how the new living arrangements are determined, a two-parent household changes to a one-parent household. There seems to be a stigma that this arrangement is not ideal for the child. However, having a set custody schedule and parents who are respectful of each other can help make the process easier for children and show that this stigma is not true for many families.

Seeking Legal Help

Emotional, physical, and financial changes can take place when a couple goes through a divorce. While many think that they can go through it alone, a family law attorney may be necessary to understand asset distribution, child custody and other settlements that may be instilled. If you happen to be in need of assistance, The Law Offices of Jonny Kousa, P.L. can provide you with a seasoned family law attorney to ease the burden of this transition and help you move forward.


Contact our firm at (954) 626-8071 to discuss the best options available for you and your family.

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