“Everything thinks that divorce is so common and not a big deal. And yeah it is common, and it is a big deal, and it can completely affect your life…”

That’s one line from this BuzzFeed-produced video and it pretty much sums up what I wanted to say. Divorce may be common, but that doesn’t mean that it should be, or that it has less impact on the people affected.

In this video, I appreciate the raw, real feelings of those affected by divorce, rather than the “yay for divorce parties” or “new relationship time!” angles that we more commonly come across. Have a watch!

Tamara El-Rahi is an associate editor of MercatorNet. A Journalism graduate from the University of Technology Sydney, she lives in Australia with her husband and two daughters.