Divorce affects spouses in different ways. Women, who are more emotional in nature, often suffer the most during and after the divorce process. They end up alone with the kids, have little money and may experience depression for a long time. They feel devastated most of the time as they face the truth that their marriage has ended. And while they are going through an emotional turmoil, women need to be strong at the same time particularly when they have children to attend to.
Men, on the other hand, vary in their emotions after the end of their marriage. Some may show a strong front while the others who are more sensitive may become emotional. As to how they cope with the end of their marital relationship, the male spouses have their own way of dealing with the situation.
Surprisingly, research has shown that divorce makes men feel more devastated compared to women. A study, commissioned by Yorkshire Building Society to help create better mortgage products for divorcees, showed that men suffer more emotional trauma than women after the failure of their marriage. They also feel betrayed, confused and even suicidal.
The same survey found that 41 percent of men still felt sad more than two years after their divorce while only 33 percent of women experienced the same condition. [Read more…]