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Slacker and Steve - OPP: Divorce at 25 (Audio)

January 13, 2017

Today's OPP is from Alex and she needs your help! Here's what she said:

 

Yi Slacker & Steve,

I ignored the advice of my family and friends and got married at 23. Everyone said I was too young to get married, but I thought I was ready. Married life turned out to be completely different then I imagined and now we’re going through a divorce. I’m going to be divorced at 25. Obviously this is something I have never been through and I’m scared and I don’t know what to expect. I feel like I’m more nervous to get divorced then I was to get married. I don’t hate him, we just weren’t good as a couple and thankfully we don’t have any kids. I have so many questions and I’m freaking out that I don’t know the answers. After the divorce will we still be friends? I love his mom, can I still call her? Do we have to decide who gets to go when one of our friends has a party? Will we even get to keep the same friends? Will we still have feelings for each other after we get divorced? When should I start dating again? Are people going to look at me differently when they find out I’m divorced? Thanks.

 

-Alex

 

What advice do you have for her?

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Alex is 25-years-old and is going through a divorce. She never imagined that she would have to go through this ever, especially at such a young age. She is scared and doesn't know what to expect. She wants to know the rules and guidelines regarding mutual friends, in-laws and when to start dating again. What advice do you have for her?