Divorce, Breaking Away or New Beginnings

Always a tough time when breaking up, divorce, adapting, adjusting to your new role from what your life has been. Most people struggle with the “amputation” of a partner whether they instigated the divorce or were totally unprepared of their new life without a partner and more so the longer the partnership had been. It is often one of the most painful adjustments that life can throw you. Sometimes this type of grief may not fade for many years. Society celebrates the arrival of babies, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries; there is a new trend evolving: divorce ceremonies. Acknowledging what was and saying goodbye to the then and welcoming the new which can be overwhelming however “vowing” to accept the past and move on can be cathartic, especially for children who may feel confused and torn. Having those loyal supporters who have been there for you, a New Beginnings ceremony is a “healthy” and healing way of acknowledging and welcoming your new life. Anne encourages such ceremonies for starting afresh so people can get on with their (new) life whether they planned it or not