Re: divorced Indian women : How are they viewed and treated by other India women in U Srividya and et al. The OP and the only respondent with an experience i.e myself already know how to handle life. As mentioned, I am not seeking advice but I'm sharing how people get molded. It is not their mistake to behave either. A little bit of rewinding will remind all of us how children in school days are asked to find out how a class topper achieves the top rank, the strategy behind the persistent success. In a class, if there are 10 students and 3 of them don't study well, the general tendency would be they would be isolated. How many kids would share their homework with others? They will not in the fear of overtaken by someone else. Unfortunately, this pattern continues. Even at work, nobody would want to be associated with a poor performer. All of us want to be in the limelight, with successful people and surrounded by competitive people who will help us in progress. When the other party doesn't gain a bit of anything, why do they want to be associated. Human values are political speeches that would attract applause's. In reality one must live in a dog eat dog situation.