Divorce is not easy. Although it is sometimes celebrated or praised, each party is still losing a part of themselves. Marriage takes two individuals and blends their lives into combination life. It’s like mixing different colored sand; it is exceptionally difficult to separate each grain from one another. Sometimes though, it is necessary to suffer that loss to gain the ability to grow as a person. It may be difficult to begin life on your own, but it is certainly achievable and preferential to being in an unsatisfactory relationship.
- Within a year, the divorce was done and dusted, the months in between an endless ocean of ugly words and threats, the good times tossed overboard
- Any kind of freedom comes with a cost, whether you longed for it or ran from it. Any amputation leaves you with a phantom limb
- You survive divorce, sometimes even celebrate it, but there’s always a little bit less of you, a piece of yourself you can’t ever claim back as your own.
“The longer you’re together, the more difficult it is to pick apart the threads of “you” and “me” because they’re being consistently woven into an “us.””