Finding Solutions To Complex Issues

Tackling stereotypes around men and divorce 

On Behalf of | May 9, 2022 | Divorce |

You were with your spouse for many years and did everything in your power to make the marriage work. Sadly, some things just aren’t meant to be, and this was the case for your marriage. 

Divorce can take its toll on everyone involved. However, men are often overlooked during and after the process. It’s important to challenge male stereotypes around the divorce process so that people can make informed judgments. 

What are some of the more common stereotypes around men and divorce?

Men can brush divorce off easily

 Society tends to put pressure on men to put on a brave face, no matter what. Sadness, grief and worry are often deemed to be unmasculine traits. While there is no truth to this, it is still a myth that is in wide circulation. The truth is that men feel the impacts of divorce just as much as women. They have invested themselves emotionally in the relationship and the upbringing of their children. It is simply not true to say that men can brush off a divorce easily.

The man is always to blame 

It takes two to tango in both a relationship and divorce. Unfortunately, in some instances, men have to share an unfair burden of the blame. The end of a relationship may be mutual. The man might even have been a model partner. In terms of the divorce process, it is up to both former spouses to act responsibly, while still protecting their interests.

As a man and a father, you have a host of legal rights at your disposal. Getting in touch with a knowledgeable support network will allow you to assert those rights in full.