Why is Divorce Painful and Costly?
Why is divorce painful and so demanding on the human body and mind? Why is it so emotionally and physically costly? Why is it that of all the things that a person can experience, divorce is one of the most exhausting processes that a person can go through? Here are a few reasons:
A Painful Death
First, when two people are married, two souls unite into one. That’s no surprise, by the way. The scriptures tell us that when two individuals are married, those same people become “one flesh”. Unfortunately, if divorce occurs, a death takes place in the deepest part of a person’s soul, and, sad to say, it is always a slow and painful death. In fact, one of the reasons why divorce is painful is because both husband and wife are living witnesses to their own funeral. If there was an obituary to a divorce, they would both be listed as the deceased and survivors at the same time.
A Slow Process
Secondly, if that was not bad enough, they also have to deal with the horrible stench of the corpse of their marriage for months and, sometimes, years to come. I know it’s not pretty, but if anyone can paint the horrific picture of divorce, it is someone like me who deals with the stench of divorce on a day to day basis.
Even the sickest of individuals can fight death off. It’s no secret that funeral parlors experience a jump in business after Christmas. Coincidence? Not at all. People have an ability (whether conscious or subconscious) to fight off the inevitable. Maybe with a little more effort, work, and understanding, you could do the same.
Christian Resources to Help
We have a Christian resource that you may find helpful as you sort through the pain and anguish of a divorce or separation. It is our Christian anger management book called Angry Without a Cause. It is available in hard copy or in a Kindle format.