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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Divorce Is Good for the Kids, Actually

University of San Francisco law professor Lara Bazelon, in a Thursday New York Times op-ed, characterized divorce as an act of liberation and love that “leaves the whole family better off.”


“I’ve learned that divorce can also be an act of radical self-love that leaves the whole family better off,” Bazelon wrote in the op-ed. “My divorce nearly seven years ago freed me from a relationship that was crushing my spirit. It freed my children, then 5 and 3, from growing up in a profoundly unhealthy environment.”

  • “I divorced my husband not because I didn’t love him. I divorced him because I loved myself more,” continued Bazelon, whose forthcoming book is subtitled “Why Prioritizing Your Career Is Good for Your Kids.”
  • “I knew that trying to force myself to subordinate my ambitions and always put our children first would have been impossible without lopping off a vital part of myself.”

Earlier this week, the Times opinion section published six woke redesigns of the American flag.

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