Son and DIL just separated

  1. Not surprised, was sort of expecting it. When they got married they told me they were both going to relentlessly pursue their careers. They seemed to think it would work. My son works 60 hrs a week on a slow week and 80 on a busy week. She is out of town for 7 days at a time and home for 3 or 4 then gone for 7 more. They suddenly realized they had no marriage. Well they are grown ups, they made a mistake and they will fix it in their own way. They have no children by the way.
  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   nursenoelle
    Sorry to hear about that oramar, I was just talking to my neighbor yesterday, her daughter and SIL are divorcing after 20 years and it is just tears her up. ((Hugs))
  4. by   dianah
    Sad, oramar, so sorry. How long had they been together? I hope they find what they seek. This may turn out to be a time of reflection and re-prioritizing and who knows what may follow . . .
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes

    I am sorry. Must be hard to see your boy going through this. I hope they can work it out amicably and be able to move on and find happiness. Take care and give your son a big hug.
  6. by   oramar
    What nice post you all have made. They have only been married 3 years. To tell the truth, due to professional commitments they have actually had about 6 months together. You can see how the problems developed.
  7. by   Tweety
    Sorry to hear that. At least they gave it a try.
  8. by   itsme
    I'm sorry to hear about your family too. One of the reasons that I am contimplating for so long about a divorce is becasue of the family. I hate to cause hurt to anyone. Just be there for them and know we are here for you!!
  9. by   Nurse Ratched
    How sad, oramar. Sounds like they both were married to their jobs instead of each other. I guess one can be grateful that there are no children to suffer, but I know that doesn't make it any easier for you. It must tear up a mother to see her kids hurting.
  10. by   VickyRN
    So sorry, Oramar.
  11. by   jnette
    We hurt for our children no matter how old they are. Although this may seem the right thing to them, it is painful nonetheless.
    Not only to themselves, but to the families involved.

    I'm sorry for the pain on all sides.
    Hugs to you. ((( )))
  12. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Warm thoughts and prayers during this painful time for you and your family. Small consolation but at least there are no children to suffer. I trust the separation is an amicable one even though it doesn't make it better. It's hard for 2 professional couples to make things work when they are pursuing them and it takes them in opposite directions. (((hugs)))
  13. by   karenG
    I am sorry to hear this- as someone seperating from my husband I know what this means! My parents are not happy but are being supportive- I have been married 19 yrs and would have left some time ago but for the children. they are now old enough to understand and make choices about who they live with. Its hard and I am glad you are there for your son.

    who knows what tomorrow will bring!

  14. by   Rustyhammer
    I'd be totally lost without my wife.