The Rabbit Hole Podcast: Divorce's Awkward Aftermath
Sep 11, 2020 | By: Fusion Photography
"Divorce is like an airplane bathroom; you'll be blamed for whoever preceded you."
Dear Therapist: My Friends and Family Stopped Talking to Me After My Divorce. I’ve tried to be respectful to my ex-wife and keep things private, but our mutual friends seem to be taking her side. HELP!
When most couples think about divorce, they probably tend to mull over the obvious shit, the end of the marriage of course, if there are kids, who gets custody, financial bullshit, who gets the sofa and the blender, and of course the dog, who gets the dog?
But there is collateral damage as well, and this collateral damage can be toxic and hurtful and typically it extends beyond the obvious of just you and your partner… like when your friends and even your family choose sides.
This can be tricky because some of your most fundamental friendships as an adult are formed as part of the unit you were formerly attached to…your friends from your daughter's soccer team, parents at your kids’ schools that you see in the carpool every day, neighbors, church, the coed softball team, game night, etc.
Following the divorce, the context of everything changes. All those group gatherings, potlucks, and after softball drinks turn into solo engagements and third wheel awkwardness, and worse, blackballed awkwardness because “some asshole didn't have the balls to stand up and be your friend.” (07:36)
Listen as Lisa and Deevo take on a highly sensitive subject using humor and of course, self-deprecation to bring to light a topic that might make you think otherwise when your divorced single friend asks you both over for dinner.
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The Rabbit Hole: Divorce: The Awkward Aftermath of Silence