Marriage is still considered a milestone and being unmarried is still looked down. Yes, maybe we are taking baby steps towards changing mindset. Divorces are still considered taboo and not accepted. Being a single parent, especially mom is not very supported even today.
I feel any marriage is about little understanding, compromise, unconditional love and acceptance. These days we don't need reasons to quit as we all have very less patience and understanding. We don't wish to the required time and faith required. But all the efforts only give results when the try is from both the sides. One sided in any relations never yield results. Being married or divorced is a choice two individual’s make and any decision should be respected.
Decision to separate is never easy. Lots are at stake for both and it’s a very difficult time for the persons involved and their near and dear ones. Instead of treating it as something bad, the least we as a society can do is support them and allow them to move ahead. Especially when it involves kids, they bear the brunt of a broken family. The least we can do is treat them with respect, as one among us and not treat them like aliens.