Separation and divorce is a growing epidemic in the Western world.
Although the American government is no longer collecting and measuring divorce statistics, it is generally accepted that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce.
Since Canada introduced the “no-fault divorce” 30 years ago, the number of marital break ups has increased over 600 percent.
But all around the world marriages are breaking down and families are splitting up.
A New Direction
Given the above statistics, it is reasonable to assume that a good percentage of the women reading this article have experienced a marital break up or are going through that right now. It is EmpowHER.com’s goal to be a resource for all women and to reach women where they’re at. This means getting a little personal. Getting beyond disease descriptions and symptoms, and connecting at a heart level.
Women find comfort in sharing their experiences with people who have already been where they are. Women find comfort in giving comfort to those who may not have experienced these things before. Women can connect with women in a way that men simply cannot. That’s what the new Marital Discovery and Recovery chat group will offer for EmpowHER.com women--a forum to find support and encouragement and to offer support and encouragement to one another.
Once a week a new article will be published regarding those of us who have experienced or are experiencing a marital break up. The assumed permanency of marriage brings with it a whole different set of questions and issues when the marriage breaks down--different than shorter-term dating relationships, and deeper than sexual issues. While generic comments will always be welcome on the main site, those of you who wish to share your more personal comments and stories can do so on the new group. It is hoped also that through sharing more topics will be raised for articles which can help other women deal with things where they are. This includes longer-term common law relationships.