A growing number of couples — and lawyers — are deciding to do divorce differently
Julie Beun-Chown, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Saturday, February 16, 2008
For years before his 1987 divorce, Mike Brown was a drinker — a bad drinker who could flip from popular jokester to angry bully in less time than it takes to down a beer.
Even so, his wife Megan loved him, his big heart, his friendship and his wacky sense of humour. But after a few years, even those lovable traits weren’t enough. Megan, who had a daughter with Mike and another from her first marriage, asked for a divorce.
“When you’re trying to have a career, raise your children and deal with all that,” the 53-year-old Halifax woman recalls, “you get to a point where you think, ‘I can’t do this anymore.'”
By anyone’s reckoning, their split should have ended in a painful, brawling divorce.