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OpenStudy (anonymous):

which one's implications are more dangerous: long-term emotional divorce or normal divorce?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

I would think long-term emotional divorce. Because it is something that takes up much more time and energy and adds and increased amount of stress over a prolonged period of time which could cause health challenges. But, normal divorce is pretty harsh. And the emotions in that are actually, maybe worse because they are all just like, compounded at once, the loneliness, rejection and such. I would still lean towards long-term emotional is more dangerous though.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

I agree but think that the issue is very context-dependent. In some parts of the world, social implications of divorce is so high that many people prefer to stay in a in emotional divorce status rather than accepting the divorce label. I wonder what social policy-makers and media should do in those parts. Should they try to lighten the label?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

You have a good point. Like, I guess in American society divorce is almost expected but I know that in other societies divorce is looked down on. Hmm this is a tough one. I don't particularly think divorce in either area is um "okay" for lack of a better term at the moment, but life happens, so let me think... I think that if the strain of an emotional divorce is truly irreparable then they should probably just move on and tell society to back off, unfortunately not every relationship is going to work out like they think it should. So, I guess in those parts of the world where people are expected to suffer in a relationship rather than be able to move on they need to stop being so judgmental and critical, considering they don't know all the details of what goes on in someones home life. I don't know though it's a touchy subject and I've never had to personally deal with it, though watching my parents deal with it was, interesting to say the least.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

I think divorce surely is not something to be proud of in some countries - perhaps only the third world ones. The only solution to this problem is to educate those societies by values such as human rights and equality between men & women. Once they get these ideas, they would change their views on divorce as well. I'm not sure about the answer to this question. Life has ups and downs. Some people may get divorced wrongly just by facing the smallest problems and after some time -which may be too late- decide to go back together. It is sometimes hard to distinguish between emotional divorce and temporary problems. On the other hand if it is really emotional divorce, then they are wasting their lives being together which as Rebecca said, causes lots of mental problems also. It is an interesting question. How should we face the emotional problems?

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