A common feeling from women going through divorce is feeling lost, feeling that they don’t know themselves, not knowing what makes them happy and that ties into low self-esteem:
My self-esteem began to plummet around the time I got married. Now I’m divorced I feel I’ve been taken back in time to when I was twenty-five and younger. Then I had a very strong sense of who I was and I was really proud of myself. I feel I’m almost that person again.
RMJ and her husband met in college and were married for nine years. They separated for two years while working on their marriage and were divorced two years after that. RMJ is now living openly as a single mother which is rare in the African country where she now lives.