7. Let Divorce Be With You
Divorce. Did it make you shudder? Probably not the same way it's made countless aunties and uncles give a divorced person the side eye. On this episode, TWD takes a different look at divorce within the South Asian community. Speaking with divorce coach Syeda Neary and divorce attorney Divani Nadaraja, topics of discussion include coping mechanisms, coaching through divorce and the process of shame and healing in SA cultures, legal obstacles and uniquely South Asian issues faced when trying to get a divorce, and more. A standout spin on a taboo topic, this episode is a must listen!
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What are your thoughts? Have you had divorce amongst your family or friends? There exists such a stigma around the topic, and people are branded with shame. Is this right?
References and Resources
Facing the Stigma of Divorce While Finding Your People: an article on the NYC Parenting section about divorce
Breaking Taboos: When South Asian Women Get Divorced: an amazing article on HuffPost about the various cases often seen in South Asian families and the responses garnered by women who seek divorces.
ASHA for women: an article on the shaming of women by the South Asian community