In Praise of Messy Lives: Director Divorcees

These twelve women made their way to the film director’s chair–some climbed the rungs of the Hollywood ladder, while others came of age in more remote corners of the world.   All of them left behind one marriage, and sometimes two, before becoming the...

In Praise of Messy Lives: Famous Artists who Divorced

In Praise of Messy Lives: These 12 women worked hard to claim their creative space, even when it sometimes cost them their marriage. Can you name them all?! Cindy Sherman married French photographer Michel Auder in 1984, but her early success put a heavy burden on the...

Divorce Back in The Day: Ancient Rome

Think no-fault divorce is a modern invention? Not so! Susan Treggiari, a Stanford classics professor and author of the book “Roman Marriage” explains that ancient Romans were the ultimate realists when it came to marriage.  Over a mere few centuries, they...

Divorce Back in the Day: The Reno Cure

Before No-Fault Divorce, there was ‘The Reno Cure’. These gems from around the web offer a peek at the days when getting a divorce meant hopping a bus or plane to Nevada for a six-week stay. Two Sisters Talk about Growing up in a Reno Divorce Hotel...

In Praise of Messy Lives: Famous Women Writers Who Divorced

You could do a lot worse than find yourself  in the company of these twelve  women! Click on their portraits to read their stories. If you don’t want to join their ranks, you might want to heed these words of advice: Stay Away from Paris!                        ...