This may sound crazy, but I think I need a divorce role model.
My husband and I are counseling right now. It's not going well. The therapist all but told me today she thought I should get a divorce.
But here's the thing:
I don't know ANYONE who's divorced in my community. Sound crazy?
My parents and all my living relatives are still married. My in-laws are married. All of our friends are married, except for one friend who was never married to begin with who separated from her partner. I didn't even have close friends growing up with divorced parents.
In short, I feel like I have no idea of how this is done, or how to get through it, or evidence that it can be alright on the other side.
I've been lucky enough to have wonderful friends who have shown the way with homebirths, breastfeeding, attachment parenting, etc.
But I don't know anyone who has divorced, and my relationship is headed that way.
I'm scared to be the first one, freaked out about the unknown.