Almost no divorce is exactly an enjoyable experience, but the process can be relatively painless. Whether or not a particular divorce goes smoothly, is a total nightmare, or something in between depends largely on the ability of the spouses to work together. But things like the laws of the state where the divorce is taking place can make a difference too.
In years past, the stigma attached to having a child out of wedlock was so strong that pregnant women often had to quickly marry the men who impregnated them, just to avoid this result. In other cases, unmarried women were forced to give up their children to adoption.
Same-sex marriage is now the law of the land in the U.S., after this summer's Supreme Court ruling. This ruling has important implications for the several states that previously limited marriage to heterosexual couples. For instance, it likely means that all states must grant divorces to married couples that file for one, no matter the spouses' genders.
If divorced women in Ohio get the feeling that television producers have been ignoring them lately, they are in for a change. With one show centered around a woman experiencing life after divorce already on the air, and at least two more on the way, there will soon be plenty of TV viewing options for those interested in this subject matter.