06/24/2013 05:22 pm ET Updated Jun 24, 2013

Divorce Views: Does Divorce Still Carry The Same Stigma?


Does divorce still carry the same stigma it did in the past?

That's the question The Stir writer Jennifer Cullen posed in a blog post inspired by something she realized at her son's recent baseball game. As she stood on the sidelines with a group of three other moms, it dawned on her that they had all been divorced -- and none of them were ashamed to talk about it.

"After the conversation at the baseball field, I marveled at how differently it felt to be divorced now versus 10 years ago. I was happy for these women, my new acquaintances, who were all more recently divorced than me -- because they were truly not alone," she wrote. "Divorce is a reality... the last thing anyone needs when they're going through a divorce, and experiencing all of the accompanying emotional anguish, guilt, and turmoil, is to be judged."

Is Cullen right? Does being divorced today result in a lot less judgment than it used to? Click through the slides below to see what our readers had to say, then head to the comments and tell us if you think divorce still carries a stigma.

Does Divorce Still Carry A Stigma?

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