An excellent post, aptly timed. This resonated with me as I know many people who struggle with similar issues. I was not one of them, however. The day my divorce was final, I jumped up and down in the halls of justice and hugged my lawyer lmao. On my way home, I played Sweet Justice by the phenomenal Ms. Jill Scott😉.
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A close friend called last night to tell me her divorce had been finalized.
Twenty three years of hardships and struggles had finally come to an end.
“I guess now I can tick the box that says single on my tax return” she said through her tears.
Hearing her sob on the other end, I felt confused.
During the two years it had taken for her divorce to become final, I had heard her talk about how unhappy she was, of how she felt like a prisoner in her home, how she wished she could break free.
Yet the day had arrived and she had welcomed it sobbing.
“What will I do now?” she wailed. “I feel utterly incomplete.”
For once, I was at a loss for words.
Should I tell her to host a party to declare her new state of independence, or should I…
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