There is no doubt about it. There is a stigma attached with divorce. The often misguided notion that getting a divorce is a failure keeps many men and women in unhappy marriages for too long. It keeps too many children in the homes of unhappy moms and dads.
Maybe you have made the brave decision to get a divorce. It can take years for some to reach the conclusion that their marriage is no longer a healthy situation and take official action to move on.