Divorce is never easy. It is a cause of depression among men and women. Each gender has different viewpoints about it but one thing is absolutely certain, it is one of the lowest points in one’s life for after investing plenty of emotions in a relationship, seeing it disintegrating before one’s very eyes causes a myriad of emotions. In most societies men are expected to handle crises, they uphold the belief that they should be strong enough to handle the stress or to deal with a certain problem and fix it. It is almost alien for any man to bawl his eyes out when faced with a conflict or crises that may include the possibility of not seeing his children regularly, decreasing level of job competence or just plain fear of starting over again. Since stress is a natural by-product of any situation, be it a positive or negative one, it is a factor that makes it more difficult for men to handle the pain and aftershocks of a broken marriage.
Male depression is a perfect example of how this unwanted situation can affect even the most seemingly stable man. Male depression can be manifested through aggression, deep sadness or despair, feelings of worthlessness, guilt, and loss of interest in things that used to provide satisfaction and pleasure. In a society where divorce is common, it is no wonder that even men who are supposed to be pillars of strength succumb to what is known as depression.
Surviving the end of a marriage takes time. One way of combating this mental state is through counseling. If a man can do away with his own preconceived notions about men and how they should not show a sign of vulnerability in a situation like this, he stands a chance of lessening the pain and feelings of loss.