‘The cataclysm has happened’ between you two. All of those bad thoughts and feelings can certainly go through your mind when going through marriage separation.
It can certainly feel cataclysmic or even traumatic to see all the ‘little hopes’ which you had planned on making up the substance of your life reduced to rubble.
Your future together is over, and now ‘there is no smooth road into the future,’ whatever it may be for you—and not knowing is a terror unto itself.
And yet, even if it feels as if things are so bad that the sky seems to be falling all around you, ‘we’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.’
Marriage separation is a growing trend in the United States and other parts of the Western world.
It’s easy to feel helpless before that fact, or fear that you won’t be able to make it afterward, economically, emotionally, or otherwise. Nevertheless, as the first line of that first sentence in Lawrence’s response to the First World War states, ‘Ours is a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.’
Here, are six tips to help you triumph over tragedy and survive marriage separation with all the security dignity you deserve