Going through a divorce means dividing up everything you acquired as a couple. The distribution of the financial assets is decided by mediation or court order; it can go easily, or be very difficult and painful. When it comes to dividing the friends, however, there is no controlling authority… and very often it’s filled with difficulty and pain.
This piece from Care2.com advises the divorced individual to just accept that he or she will win some and will lose some. The pain comes from trying to figure out why an old friend went with your ex over you; just accept it, and recognize that wasn’t a person you really wanted as a friend, anyway.
What have been your experiences with friends after your divorce? Did they disappoint you? Or perhaps surprise you? Did you or your ex actually campaign to win a friend? How’d that work out?