Is it not possible for a husband and wife to stay as friends after divorce? What would be your say in this?
My guess is that more do than don't. The media only covers those that don't.
My ex and I have been divorced for 16 years. Only now do we have a kind of friendship, via facebook. I admire those who can remain friends after divorce; that was not my experience.
Ditto...we have had some rough years after the ugly divorce. But now with grown kids and grandkids we connect via facebook , like old friends each with loving relationships of our own. Plus it helps that I'm on the East Coast and he is on the West Coast
My mother and father divorced when I was 7 years old, but that always remained friends, up to the point he died.
I believe it's critical that they do if there are children from the marriage. I tried to stay friends with my ex but instead she decided since I divorced her she would ensure she divorced my children from their father and she succeeded. Are we friends today? Nada
Sad to know this, but are you still friends or in touch with your children?
Of the 4 children I only have contact with one who lives with me and stands by his daddy. The other 3 have chosen to be brain washed by their mother.
I'm not so sure that was their choice, to be brainwashed.
I totally agree. its finally their choice, if their mother brainwashed them don't they themselves have any say on it? How old are they anyways? Good to know at least one has a brain of his!
I guess depends on the personalities. I know some people who are divorced, but still act as if they were married together. Then there are others, who would not even have the name of their ex mentioned. I would say the vast majority at least stay in speaking terms, specially when kids are involved. It must be horrible for the kids though.
Thanks rus-leelaratne..yes its hard for children who get sandwiched in the whole process. But parents need to understand what a child wants. They want to divorce..fine, but why should a child be kept away from one of his parent. Does not apply to those cases where being with any of the parent could be really harmful in any nature, but what about the rest!
Absolutely possible. I am very good friends with my ex-wife.
I and my first husband met when I was 14 and he was 16. We married after I graduated from high school. We were married 23 years. After our divorce we have remained great friends. I think we're better friends than we've ever been
I think it largely depends on WHY a couple divorces and how much resentment or anger is there and how mature the couple is in getting past it. We were two people who still care for each other, we just don't want to be married to each other.
Yes KCC Big Country..that's what the point is all about! Even if you care for each other or know each other very well, yet you don't have to stay in the marriage just to prove it! You can still remain great friends and share things with each other. Love your point!
I think that being friends would be close to an impossibility.
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