Is Divorce dramatic? Or does that description lend itself too much to a theater production? Maybe it’s that the act of divorce is not dramatic so much so as the consequences.
Divorce is breaking apart. But quite possibly it can also be pulling together. Ironic right? In the end, it’s all significant, life altering, and yes dramatic. Truthfully it has rocked my world. My gait unsteady. My mind a tornado of mismatched thoughts. My heart pulled in many directions yet all the while growing bigger and stronger as a result.
Synonyms for dramatic include – significant, considerable, substantial.
Significant? A path reworked. A family redefined. A heart aching for its loss.
Considerable? A life quite literally scheduled differently. A risk leading to vulnerability.
Substantial? Loss. Gain. Strength. Clarity.
So, yes, dramatic. In all its waves of change, divorce has left a lifelong imprint. And while the drama of it all can often implicate a negative aftermath, it continues to be a priority to find the balance. To provide the lesson. To foster growth, truth, and perseverance. To take something so crushing and manipulate it in a way that results in something positive. Something good.
There is no other option – I am a mother.