Many times, there is this stereotype that persists which says that couples that eventually divorce have to hate each other. However, that ugly stereotype does not have to be divorce reality. While it is true that some do not get along, many Illinois ex-spouses have good relationships with each other and are more than willing to help each other out, especially so they can better help any children they share. This was the case with one divorced couple, in which a man donated his kidney to his ex-wife.
This situation first started when the woman realized that she had a kidney disease that had already progressed to stage IV. Her kidneys were only functioning at 19 percent, and she desperately needed to have a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, it was estimated that it would take about four years until she could finally get a kidney.
Just as her family frantically started to look for a donor via advertising, her ex-husband showed up. After pointing out that his blood type was a match for her, he offered to donate his kidney to her. His reason? He didn't want to see his children see their mother suffer.
Of course, not every divorced couple will have a story like this. However, this story, and countless others, shows that not every relationship between ex-spouses has to be a battleground. Many times, Illinois couples who are considering divorce because they are unhappy in their relationship with their spouse are slow to take the first step because they are afraid of ending the friendship they have built with their spouse. However, they should be assured that, even though the marriage and relationship might end, their friendship can still remain.
Source: myfoxphoenix.com, "No nasty divorce here: Man gives ex-wife a kidney," Kari Lake, Aug. 10, 2012