Statistics show that there will be about a million divorces in the United States this year. Interestingly, 75% are filed by women. More and more, attorney Robert Mues says, his male clients are telling him that they were completely “blind-sided” by the divorce situation. These are individuals in long-term marriages who have honored their wedding vows, are not abusers, and had not been separated.
This scenario is becoming so common that some lawyers and psychologists have given it a name: “Sudden Divorce Syndrome.” Mues teamed with noted psychotherapist Donna Ferber to tackle the subject. Great article…and very obvious that significant thought went into it.
In drafting for the Ohio Family Law Blog, they suggest:
Our goal is to present both the legal and emotional perspectives of a trend that we are seeing in our professional practices: long term marriages ending by divorce when the wife has come to the conclusion that she has just “had enough” and that the husband is seemingly caught “blindsided” by the situation. The intent of the article is not a male versus female point and counterpoint, but rather a collaborative discourse that can provide insight into the complexity of the issues.
Check out the Sudden Divorce Syndrome: Reality of Myth article for yourself.