I know most divorced moms and single parents are not ashamed of being a single parent or divorced, and they (we) shouldn’t be!
But there were times especially when my ex and I first separated, that I felt awkward, sad, or embarrassed telling people that I just met or barely knew that I was getting a divorce.
Most of the times, people said “I’m sorry to hear that” or “That’s too bad. I hope things are amicable between the two of you.”
It was easy-peasy, and my feelings of embarrassment or sadness were simply my own “junk” and emotions getting projected onto the conversation.
Sometimes though, people would say, especially if the two people vaguely knew both my ex and myself, “Why can’t you two work out? Try again? Why not?” or “Are you sure that’s the best idea?”
Proud Woman Here,