Things Not To Say To A Recent Divorced Woman
Divorce can be very painful and stressful. It is a time where others feelings may not be the best advice offered. Opinions from outsiders can be sharp and unrelenting.
Below is a list of advice that should not be told or given to a recent divorcee.
- "I don't know what you saw in him from the beginning."
- "He continued to cheat on you even though the two of you considered therapy."
- "It's been a month. You should get out and meet other people."
- "Why are you still holding a torch for him? He's moved on."
- "He was a mama's boy. He never did change."
- "He had a lot of baggage in the beginning."
- "I never did trust him. He always looked as if he was up to something."
- "I saw him with another woman on two other occasions while you were married. I just didn't tell you."
- "He tried to come on to me. I'm glad you divorced him."
- "My husband tolerated him, but he was never a true friend of ours."
- "His mother was too nosey for me. She was always in your business."
- "I would give away everything he gave me. Especially the jewelry."
- "You should tell his family to let you be. He is no longer a part of your life."
- "I never understood why you let him control you."
- "You are better off without him."
- "Your children will get pass your divorce probably quicker than you will."
- "Stop feeling sorry for yourself and find someone else."
- "It is not the end of the world. There is someone else out there for you."
If you haven't experienced a divorce or know someone close to you that have, you may not know how difficult it is to cope with the aftermath. Giving your support in a positive way, could be the best advice available.