Mayim Bialik Shares Some Wise Words For Women Going Through Divorce

by Sarah Hosseini
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Former “Blossom” star blooms in heart-felt video talking divorce and shattering the image of the perfect family

It’s not the rose-colored version of divorce. It’s the no bullshit truth and it is beyond refreshing. Mayim Bialik has been divorced from her ex-husband Michael Stone for three years now. They have two kids together, ages seven and 10. In her recent YouTube video, Bialik talks divorce and admits, “Being divorced is not a fun way to raise kids,” She continues, “Things my ex did when we were married that annoyed me then, annoy me still.”

As challenging and difficult as it is to put up with exes who annoy us, why would we do it? Her answer: the children. You giddy-up as a parent and make the damn effort. “Life is not a dress rehearsal,” Bialik says. “My kids get one chance to be kids and this is their situation. I have to put them first because I’m their mom and he’s their dad.” Bialik also adds that they do things together like spending important holidays as a family and they don’t trash talk each other.

The “Big Bang Theory” actress then gives us life when she talks about how important her ex is to her, and to her kids. Her praise of him is heart-felt and genuine. “I’m a working mom and every night when I’m working, he’s the one feeding them dinner, giving them a bath, reading them goodnight stories, tucking them in and making sure they sleep well,” she says. This is the stuff co-parenting dreams are made of.

The most powerful statement in the whole video is when Bialik talks about shattering the images we have of the perfect family, the intact family. She says, “Divorce isn’t the end of a family. It’s the end of a nuclear family. It’s the end of a family living in one house.”

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