There are some unassailable facts about men in divorce. On the emotional level they fare much worse for the process than women.
They are not just faced with the loss of their marital partner, which is a psychosocial stress factor on par with a death. Often, that is just the beginning. Many men face the alienation of their children, loss of property and income and the realm of their social life turning against them. Frequently their own friends and family will turn their backs on them when they are in pain and need.
This in part explains why the suicide rate for men vs women, already at 4 to 1, doubles, while the suicide rate in women remains untouched.
Simply put, a divorces is often the most isolated, painful time in a man’s life. Add to that a hostile end to the marriage and it can become even more of a nightmare.
This is a time when men most need social support, and the time they are least likely to get it.
An Ear for Men has the potential to serve as a meeting place for men going through divorce, as well as a source of consultation for those who might benefit from it.