SPLIT: true stories about the end of marriage and what happens next
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SPLIT: true stories about the end of marriage and what happens next collects fifteen stories written by divorced writers exploring what led them to divorce, how they lived through it, and perhaps most importantly, who they are now that it’s over.
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SPLIT: true stories about the end of marriage and what happens next collects fourteen stories written by divorced writers exploring what led them to divorce, how they lived through it, and perhaps most importantly, who they are now that it’s over.
There is a story of a woman married young in Israel, and the day she stood – unsure of the process, of what was expected of her, of what comes next – in front of three dayans in rabbinical court, asking for permission to get divorced. There’s the story of a woman who met her alcoholic husband in the same bar he ended up overdosing in, a few years after their divorce and her sobriety. There’s the story of a man who lives with his partner and also his ex-wife in the same house, raising their children, who, when asked, only have two real dads, no fake ones. There’s the story of a woman who thought her desire for destruction and pain were flaws of her character, and married to escape them, until she met a man who gave her hope as she watched him slide on leather gloves. There’s the story of a man who suffers from an anxiety so debilitating he watches helplessly as his wife leaves him, unable to make the choice to stop her. There’s the story of a woman in love with her best friend, a perfect relationship, except she knows she needs to be in a relationship with a woman, not a man. There’s the story of a woman, navigating Tinder and 23-year-old college boys, as she revels in a new-kind of aloneness, different than the together-but-separate aloneness she had with her husband for years. There’s the story of a woman dealing with the cognitive dissonance of spending her days academically critiquing the institution of marriage and then coming home to play the role of wife at night. There’s stories of grief, of compromise, of artistic differences, of parenting, of emerging from divorce as some new kind of creature – self-sufficient, self-aware, self-contained.
- Bo Abeille
- Janelle Asselin
- Hadar Aviram
- Kathryn Briggs
- CK Burch
- Jennifer Culp
- Lucia Duncan
- Ray Fawkes
- Gibson Grand
- William Henderson
- Anna Graham Hunter
- Jeana Jorgensen
- Sarah Rose Sharp
- Chip Zdarsky
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