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By Amber Rodgers

D.I.V.A.S.

D.I.V.A.S Divorcing Independent Very Able Survivors

The Name of Your Website or Blog

Does Mental Illness Play into Divorce? For me, The answer was yes it did!

What Do You Write About on Your Website or Blog?

Through every Divorce comes shock, pain, and suffering. Furthermore, through Divorce comes the D.I.V.A.S. We are the Divorcing Independent Very Able Survivors.

D.I.V.A.S. is a company that establishes Psychological, Legal, Counseling, Childcare, Physical, Real Estate, and Health and Wellness programs. D.I.V.A.S. provides support and guidance for individuals going through the struggles of a Divorce, in order to assist during an extremely difficult time in their lives.

D.I.V.A.S. not only deals with the individuals going through a Divorce, but deals with children; which can prove to be one of the most sensitive issues.

What Makes You an Expert?

Amber Rodgers, C.E.O and Founder of D.I.V.A.S, was unfortunate like 15,039,320 people in the U.S. going through a divorce. Her divorce almost killed her. There was so much changing at the same time that it was hard for her to focus.

Like so many around her who were going through the same thing she found that divorce not only affected her personal life but also her career. As the single mother of two she realized there had to be a better way.

Prior to the divorce in 2009 she was a very successful Realtor with Re/Max for 8 years. Earning many awards for being a top producer, Amber was very proud of the fact that she had built a referral based business. She had been a trusted resource for many in her community when it came to real estate purchases.

Over time she had also became a trusted adviser for things such as A/C Repair, Lenders, Childcare Services and many other resources that people need when they transition into a new home. After her divorce she found that so many people were reaching out to her for help! People in this situation are grasping for anyone who can relate. They need someone outside of their circle to reach out to.

One night after a dear friend of Amber’s called her with a story that had become so familiar to her, she just thought why is it that there is nowhere for people who have been through or are going through a divorce to go? They need support and good resources that can help them get through this terrible tragedy.

That night, Amber prayed about it. In the middle of the night she woke up with a vision, she was going to create a safe place that people could go and get what they need to survive divorce. She woke up with D.I.V.A.S in her head and she began to write Divorcing Independent Very Able Survivors. From that day, it has been her passion to show people that they are not alone in divorce.

“I knew there had to be a better way and as a mother I knew I had to do this,” said Amber Rodgers. Amber knows the pain of feeling very much alone first hand and she realizes that unless you have been through this tragedy there is no way to relate. D.I.V.A.S has given her as well as so many around her hope that they can get through this. It is a place where people can express their feelings about their divorce and not be judged. It is also a place where people can find trusted resources.

Advice

  • Many marriages can be saved with the right help.
  • Mental Illness can play a role in divorce.
  • People who are going through a divorce feel very much alone and need someone to talk to.
  • Divorce is one of the number reasons for adult suicide.
  • If one person in a marriage has a mental illness they are 90% likely to end up divorced.
  • We strip people who are going through a divorce of their identity and friends. They want to feel like they "Belong" again.
  • Many going through a divorce still feel like they have a scarlet letter.
  • Extra income is often a huge need for people who are getting divorced.

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