The ways men and women approach divorce are very different. No divorce is the same, and no couple is the same but, I have definitely noticed trends in how men versus women deal with this major life event. For example, almost all of my mother’s divorced female friends are still single, while almost all of their ex-husbands found a new spouse within just a couple of years after the divorce. And my mom has a lot of divorced friends so those are some figures that just cannot be ignored. It could have something to do with the fact that women are just happier after divorce than men are. So, they don’t need to fill some void with a quick replacement partner. There are a lot of reasons that could be, including the fact that many women feel like caregivers to their partners so, divorce is actually like…retirement! That’s just one of the many differences. Here is how men versus women handle divorce.
Women surround themselves with friends
Women immediately surround themselves with their support group. They’ll stay with friends or family for a while, or ask a good friend to live with them for a while during this difficult time. They make sure to be smothered in love.