So, what is it about divorce that leads to hushed whispers when we speak of it in the context of someone we know? Why is there an element of the "breaking news" variety of gossip attached to it? News of it is shared with a mix of sympathy, pity, salaciousness, condescension and, in some cases, envy. It is very rarely talked about in a matter-of fact manner.
My son asked me the most complex question ever. What came first? The chicken or the egg? Rather than trying to answer, I decided to let him explore possible solutions. So, I asked, "What do you think?" The chicken, he said.