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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16 2013 5:00 a.m. MST

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Sacramento, CA

IMAN, I agree, getting married should be the hardest part of the process. My kids' dad and I divorced over 30 years ago. After decades of inactivity, I found myself remarried, and again, separated. The first time, I was a young mom of four, and when my separation, then divorce, were known, all but one of my friends in RS seemed to have lost my phone number. I felt as if I'd become invisible. No one was rude, just "busy". And since I never drove, activity wasn't a choice I really could make. Looking back, maybe I could have let the Bishop know to keep sending me Home Teachersor VT. I had much to do in those days, and not much money to do it with. I felt like an outlier, so I just stayed away. That's one reason people go inactive, especially if they already feel like they don't fit in, and divorced adults can feel that way; as the article pointed out, no one knows what to say. But how's this; "Stuff happens, I guess!" There's really nothing else to say...

Clearfield, UT

I am divorced. Many single women have shared the same story. As soon as they are divorced other women in the ward approach them and tell them to stay away from my husband. If it were not for being able to attend a singles ward I would be inactive. I can't bear to attend church and sit alone while everyone else sits with their families.

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