by: Jim Duzak, JD.
Dear Jim: My son is 34 and married to what I used to think was a lovely young woman. But three months ago she announced she wanted a divorce.
There apparently is no one else in her life — or in my son’s life, I should add, and no specific reason she’s unhappy. The only explanation she’s given my son is that she has “fallen out of love.” My son is heartbroken about this and my husband and I are, too. The case is moving forward in court, and my son’s lawyer says there’s nothing that can be done to stop it. My son is ready, willing, and able to get marriage counseling, but my daughter-in-law says it’s too late for that. It just doesn’t seem right that one person can end a marriage totally on her own, for no good reason.