This Is What Divorce Looks Like

One of my favorite columns to read is the Modern Love section of the New York Times. It’s like peeking through the blinds into the living room of somebody else’s love life. Every read is a funny, thought-provoking, heartfelt, often tear-inducing glimpse into the always tangled relationships of others.

Recently an article called “From Divorce, a Fractured Beauty” was published wherein Lara Bazelon shares the beautiful new relationship she worked hard to create with her ex-husband which includes vacationing with him and their children. Bazelon writes, “And so, we have remade our family, slowly, in fitful starts, with many setbacks. Day by day we struggle to do separately what we could not do together: raise smart, thoughtful, decent kids by extending support and encouragement — to each other.”

Readers responded to the notion of building a loving relationship with an ex-spouse with drastically differing opinions, but many people expressed concern that maintaining a positive, loving relationship prolongs pain and confusion. Here are just a few of the responses:

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