THE FOUR PHASES of Divorce: “Crossing the Burning Sands”, was a college event that signalled the end of pledging into a sorority or fraternity. It meant there was light at the end of the tunnel, and you could exhale. I crossed on November 18th, 2020, at 10am. Sorority life? Hardly. This is about exhaling after the dissolution of marriage.
Divorce is an emotional and spiritual necrosis of a relationship that can sometimes result in physical ailments. The process of divorce can last months or years, depending upon the parties involved. I recently ended a 28-year marriage, and the divorce process lasted 22 months. During this time, I witnessed a few friends and acquaintances going through the same emotional journey. If divorce is a pool you’re preparing to jump into, think it through. Stick your big toe in first by doing your research. Prepare yourself for each phase. There are four phases of divorce. I call them “MADA”.