In this video, Women's Advocate, Founder of the SWAT Institute and YourTango Expert Crystal Andrus explains that shame associated with divorce is normal. After all, no one ever expects to get divorce when they decide to get married. However, Crystal assures, "you don't have anything to be ashamed of."
After abusing wife Celie in every imaginable way (including isolating her from her beloved sister and making her fix up his gross living conditions and troll kids), Mister Albert moves his mistress into their house and makes Celie her servant. Perhaps the only bigger monster is Celie's stepfather, who gave her away to Mister Albert.