One of the most under-recognized casualties of divorce is friendships. An invisible line is drawn in the sand among friends when rumblings of marriage trouble begin. Married friends begin discussing your marriage with each other, taking notes and comparing their marriage to yours- what they would have done differently, why that will never be them and the big one, where fault is placed.
Whether your friends side with you or your spouse is often determined by whether your friends knew you or your spouse first, and that person is the one who wins the continued friendship.
The demise of a marriage is almost never just the end of your marriage, but often the end of at least a few surrounding friendships you once counted on. But the end is always the mark of a beginning – and all good things have a beginning.