When someone dies, family and friends gather around the bereaved to offer comfort and support. However, when divorce happens, no one comes to your door with a casserole and condolences. The one left behind feels isolated; often they are alone for the first time after years of living within a family. Family and friends may choose sides, and sometimes, even those who love both parties remain aloof in order to remain neutral and not take sides. But divorce is a deaththe death of a marriage.
"The Dream" of a happily-ever-after marriage and family is the major goal of many women, especially Christian women. When divorce occurs, the devastation and heartbreak make one wonder, "How will I get through this?" and "Will I ever be happy again?"
Seven women tell the stories of their marriage, their divorce, and their recovery. Though the stories are different, they share similar traumas and truths. Each person offers insights into how to overcome the trauma, survive in the "new normal," and choose happiness for themselves and their families. Most of all, they learn how to trust God with their future. Have no fear of what the future holds, for God holds the future!