Most people get married with the dream of living happily ever after. So for the fifteen million American women who are divorced, the stigma of failure is magnified by the arduous legal process as well as the financial and emotional fallout within families. And yet, statistics show that over 85% of divorced women are happier ever after. In fact, for the first time in history, women are the ones initiating divorce. Women live longer, have more work skills, and more cultural freedom. In a nutshell? This is not your mother’s divorce.
The secret of to having a wonderful second act is simple: where our mothers felt shame and were reluctant to air their “dirty laundry,” today’s women are emboldened by sharing information and gaining the support of friends. No matter how lonely a wife may be, stepping out without the security of marriage stirs fears of being alone forever. The comfort of friends proves that they are not alone - there are others out there who know just how you feel and want to help.
Married friends are also important, not only as reassurance that the changes a divorced woman naturally makes to redefine herself are valid, but also to provide some consistent comfort in a world that feels topsy-turvy. Often married friends are threatened that it could happen to them, or uncomfortable at divvying up the couple, so it’s vital to make that extra effort to stay in touch. Like the old Girl Scout tune: make new friends, but keep the old, some are silver and the others gold. Men may come and go, but friends are forever.
Wife Goes On is about the transformative power of friendship. Four women with nothing but divorce in common, learn that it’s more than enough. They become true friends who help each other live happier ever after.
Wife Goes On is the kind of book you buy for yourself – and a friend.