Originally Posted by haha
LOL! Sarah, I guess you are joking here.
But just in case, I'll name a few things that could be worse. And remember, from a man's POV, a half the marital assets split isn't half bad, as divorces go.
Non-Hodgkins lymphoma; pancreatic cancer; any cancer other than non-melanoma skin; heart arrythmia; aortic valve disease; intractable hypertension; stroke; MI; a serious illness of your wife or husband; illness or death of a child; stillbirth of a grandchild; tornado striking your home ...
Divorce sucks, and not only because it drains the coffers. It is hard on the soul too.
But, IMO it is one of life's lesser tragedies. If one can't survive divorce, he can't survive much.
Agree with this one. My divorce left a mark but one that eventually healed; both financially and emotionally.
The other stuff is far worse. There are several folks on the board that have gone through one or more of the above list. The Conan the Barbarian saying "that which does not kill us makes us stronger" is very true.
My late wife had lymphoma and died from septicemia. She also has a number of other serious health issues so our 10 year marriage was filled with many surgeries (both hers and mine) cancer center visits, medications, etc.
My current wife is now disabled due to "complications" from spinal surgery.
My divorce was a breeze by comparison.
"Life is like a box of chocolates....you never know what you're gonna get"