Problems associated to divorced women are not unique to the modern world. In this light, some of the relevant data on this subject may be decades old. As accented to by Hetherington (1993), for instance, a divorce subsequent to a long marriage results to emotional distress on the part of the woman. Essentially, parents are the source of strength and support for their children. In the case of a distressed woman, the children lack this kind of assistance from their parents. To address emotional distress, Hetherington (1993) posits counseling sessions, peer meetings, and online support to include some of the best approaches to help these women overcome these emotional distress.
Hetherington (1993) also adduces that women who are separated from their husbands are likely to experience financial problems more than their male counterparts. As a consequence, the woman may be denied the custody of their children due to financial constraints. Programs that assist these women financially or those that teach them how to manage their money are a good way to help them tackle this issue. A sound financial base will lead to the overall happiness of the family and will foster the recovery process (Hetherington, 1993). Legal issues may also arise, for instance, the women may not afford the best attorneys to represent them in the court. The women may also not understand the legal requirements of the divorce process.