In 1974, Dr. Jane and Hugo van Lawick decided to divorce. It was a painful
time and Dr. Jane felt a sense of failure and guilt. These feelings were magnified
because she knew the divorce would be especially difficult on their son, Grub. It was
during this trying time that Dr. Jane began to consider questions about spirituality and
her purpose in the world. She found that, because of her experience in the forest, she
was able to answer these questions, which eventually brought her comfort and peace.