Unfortunately, there are plenty of news articles about people who after obtaining a divorce, or while going through the process, become so depressed and unbalanced, that they do something to hurt themselves, their ex-spouse, or their children. Unfortunately, that seems to be the case in a story that I found on the Pittsburgh Gazette's website. The story tells the sad tale of a man who was supposedly so distraught over the demise of his marriage, that he shot and killed his three children, and then himself during his weekend visit with the children. Whether his depression was a direct result of the divorce, or whether it was brewing long before the divorce proceeding was initiated by his Wife was not chronicled in the story.
Divorce, in some ways is just as traumatic as a death of a close family member. It is the end of a marriage, and although it can be a good beginning to a new life, many people are often left feeling depressed, lonely, alienated from their family or worse, inconsolably angry. These feelings can lead to destructive behavior and its important for people who are not coping well with their divorce to seek help from either a professional or a support group. The important thing to remember is that divorce is not the end of the world, and that there are plenty of people out there who have been through the process and can help you through the dark days into the light.
If you are in need of a support group or would like to learn more about divorce support groups visit: http://www.divorcecare.com/