Splitting up can also wreak havoc on one’s sense of self.It can feel like the ultimate assault—an incalculable insult to who you are—or you were.When a house is burning, it doesn’t matter who set the fire.
It's no wonder to me why people who don't want a divorce in the first place are so destroyed by the changes in their lives.
It can make you doubt things that earlier you took for granted.
And it can also deal a huge blow to your ability, or willingness, to trust others (and maybe yourself as well).
–Mehmet Murat ildan The leaving happened slowly, gradually, as these things do, and before we knew it, we were lost to each other, as if a magician had whisked a cloth off the table, leaving the dishes there, jolted.
And when we looked back it was all a blur, time on fast forward, hurtling to an inevitable conclusion. –Margaret Overton, Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.