From an interview with Dr. James Dobson:
Dr. Dobson: You found out that your husband was filing for divorce from his lawyer.
Sarah Palin: I did.
Dr. Dobson: He did not even tell you.
Sarah Palin: I did. I found out from an email from an attorney saying that she was hired and that was on June 19th, I’ll never forget it. Then on Todd’s birthday, a week after our 31st anniversary is when he filed, yeah. Oh, yeah. It’s not easy to talk about.
Dr. Dobson: Did it-
Sarah Palin: But it’s not over yet.
Dr. Dobson: Was it devastating?
Sarah Palin: It was devastating. I thought I got shot. And yeah, I think-
Dr. Dobson: It’s the last thing you wanted to happen.
Sarah Palin: Mm-hmm (affirmative), and I-
Dr. Dobson: Your marriage was one of the most important things in your life.
Sarah Palin: I think other than-
Dr. Dobson: Marriage and kids.
Sarah Palin: Yeah, I can’t think … I’m sure so many of you either maybe you’ve been through it or you have people whom you love, you’ve witnessed how horrible it is. But I just think, wow, maybe except for the death of a child, I don’t know what could be more … Yeah, it hurts. Yeah.