Diverting a family–A long way to go for India

What can be the worst part of a child’s life other than witnessing the divorce of the parents?

In India, the worst part is yet to come, it is the post-divorce discussion of what next or rather who next? Yes,we hear, we read that it is better to move on then to freeze into the life, but is it the same moving on for the child? Of course not!

Crying Boy being comforted by his father

For a child,it is kind of the worst pain. No matter how much the parents were uncomfortable with each other, the divorce just don’t work for the child.

Recently, I witnessed such kind of family discussion and the divorced father was searching for his son in the home, as they were discussing about the remarriage and the son didn’t feel like sitting there. He can escape from the discussion but not from the reality.

Indian culture has welcomed the divorce thing but the mindset of the society has not changed. It will take a whole new generation to divert the family mindset. Luckily,we have at least started!


“In college, I had a course in Latin, and one day the word “divorce” came up. I always figured it came from some root that meant “divide.” In truth, it comes from “divertere,” which means “to divert.”
I believe that. All divorce does is divert you, taking you away from everything you thought you knew and everything you thought you wanted and steering you into all kinds of other stuff, like discussions about your mother’s girdle and whether she should marry someone else.”
Mitch Albom, For One More Day


About Bhagyesh Pathak

Traveller, Reader, Rationalist, Biotechnologist, Science communicator. An avid learner of new things. Enjoys reading books, blogging, gazing at sky, working on hobby electronics projects, practicing Guitar chords and watching movies. An advocate of skill-development for everyone and immediate-renaissance in the field of education. Supporter of Mars Colonization by humans (Our Next Giant Leap)
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