Before we get into this, let’s make something real clear from the get go: divorce is not fun. It’s the worst, most difficult, excruciating period in some people’s lives. And no matter how hard you try to remain friends with your soon-to-be ex-partner, it still sucks. Because let’s face it: you shared good chunk of your life and your memories with this person.
With that being said, there are certain things you just don’t say to a person while they are getting divorced. And there are certain things you definitely don’t say to a mom who is in the middle of getting a divorce, too. Hey, just because the kids are going to their dads house on the weekends now, that doesn’t mean that a single mom is free to go clubbing every Friday night. And we sure aren’t making a beeline for all the available divorced dads out there, too.
Here are 12 things that you shouldn’t say to divorced moms!
1. “What are you going to do now? Do you want me to plan your divorce party?”
Honestly, no one knows what they are going to do after getting a divorce. It’s like a rebirth. You don’t know what’s going to happen. And while a divorce party sounds like a great idea, a freaking marriage funeral would be nice while you’re at it, too.
2. “I never really liked him anyway.”
Well, thanks for letting me know NOW. And BTW, I might not like him either, but I’ve got to deal with him for the rest of my life. You know…. because of the kids. So try to keep the damaging comments to a minimal.
3. “OMG! Did he cheat on you? I knew it!”
OUCH. Cheating sucks, but what sucks more is when your friends think your husband is doing it behind your back, too.