(Closed) Anyone else have a friendly divorce?

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 2
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@2ndchance  It’s really nice to hear that you and your ex found such a healthy and drama-free way to transition your marriage into a friendship! You’re obviously both very good people with a lot of mutual respect and maturity.

I think it’s far less common to hear good stories from couples that split up earlier in life and without attachments that keep them involved (such as children). Mostly those type of splits seem to be quite unpleasant and it’s not uncommon that if people do keep in touch, it ends up preventing one or both from properly moving on. Loving people is hard sometimes. 

I know of several couples that have split after a lengthy time together (20+ years married) who have managed to establish or maintain a friendship, most of which involve grown-up children. It might be worth mentioning that none of these divorces involved affairs (as far as I know!) but rather a change or loss of the romantic spark. 

I’m afraid I don’t have any personal experience to contribute to this thread, but thought it was a really interesting topic and wanted to give it a wee bump. Would love to hear from other bees with different stories too!

Post # 3
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i know a couple who had a friendly divorce. it wasn’t friendly from the beginning- they spent time away from each other for a while, but were eventually able to become friends again. when the husband became ill with cancer, the wife and her new boyfriend (who is a doctor) helped him out a lot and he eventually moved back home and the wife took care of him until he passed.

i know another couple who has similar story. i don’t think they remained friends afterwards, but when the man got sick with cancer, the wife took him in and took care of him until he died.

Post # 4
3109 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

I would have loved to have kept things civil at least but ex-h turned into a raging psycho. He tried a few times after things had blown over to be friendly but after the nightmare he put me through I had to let him know we would never be friends, it’s unfortunate but for the best. 

Post # 5
200 posts
Helper bee

My ex and I had a very civil divorce.  Yes it was hard to make the decision and all that happened afterwords, but he helped me move out and we split our assest without arguement or issue.  We still own a property together (nearly 10 years later) so we talk every once in a while about that.  We are constantly wishing each other the best and actually mean it.  I think it’s because, even if we didn’t work out doesn’t mean we don’t care and want each other to be happy…I guess that’s weird

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