I have a friend who has been struggling deeply. I try to help, but he shuts me down. I can tell he is struggling, but he laughs it off and says he is fine.
“It seriously doesn’t even bother me.”
“It really isn’t a big deal. A lot of people go through this.”
“My situation is completely different from most people who go through this, so I’m fine.”
“I was so young when they split up that I don’t even remember it, so it isn’t a big deal.”
Starting to get the picture? My friend is a victim of divorce: a sin that has become “okay” in the eyes of the world today.