How to Celebrate Your Severed Ties with a Divorce Ceremony

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An amicable divorce ceremony celebrates severed ties, ends the blame game and the healing party marks your transition from married life to single life. Although, the stigma of getting divorced has led to an increase of singletons, the word still touches a deep cord in everyone’s heart.

So, let me start by saying, “I’m sorry to hear that your relationship has run its course.” But, don’t beat yourself up because the sadness you feel will pass.

But, what does a amicable divorce ceremony mean? And if you have severed ties will you be hosting one?  Listen, severe marital discord is at the root of a breakup. Sometimes, the unavoidable result of relationship problems in a marriage is divorce. What’s more, it can be one of the most stressful, hurtful and painful experiences of your life.

That’s why a ritual is liberating and significant. It helps you stop the rage, break the shackles of a failed marriage and heal. Furthermore you can accept the split and lessen the pain so you can move forward. Therefore, if you’re a divorcee, take a look at some interesting facts and ideas for a amicable divorce ceremony. Keep reading…

Amicable Divorce Ceremony

The wonderful journey of marriage

The wonderful journey of marriage begins when both partners exhibit love, happiness and commitment. And the truth is, marriage may not end the way you anticipated. Sadly, throughout the journey, your expectations, perception of love hopes and outlooks take different routes.

Leaving a long-term relationship

Can I fill you in about something? Well, I’ve been through many relationship break-ups  but I’ve never been divorced. My best friends have and I’ve felt their pain and was their shoulder to cry on. And that is why, I need to share these thoughts with you about a healing party and if you’re leaving a long-term relationship.

Invaluable moral support from family and close Friends

Remember, ending what was once a loving and caring relationship is like bereavement. Therefore, it’s natural for you to grieve. Marked with the ritual of a celebration of life, you can commemorate the loss of your loved one. And this brings calmness, closure and acceptance. So, mark the end of your married life or partnership with a party. Better still, celebrate the start of your new single life  and new world with a healing ceremony.


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Let’s face it, guaranteed is nothing in life. And your marriage or civil partnership may not stand the test of time either. Perhaps the spirit and energy has fizzled out. This is a difficult stage. And you feel unhappy and frustrated. And it all boils down to this; it’s harder and more distressing if you have children. They will also feel the blow. And a healing party gives both of you a chance to peacefully focus on the symbolism of the moment.

Divorce – disillusion of marriage 

Secondly, here is a little background information. According to Wikipedia; “Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, is the termination of a marriage or marital union, the canceling or reorganizing of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage, thus dissolving the bonds of matrimony between a married couple under the rule of law of the particular country or state.

The healing party  is the beginning of a new life

Divorce laws vary considerably around the world, but in most countries divorce requires the sanction of a court or other authority in a legal process, which may involve issues of alimony (spousal support), child custody, child visitation / access, parenting time, child support, distribution of property, and division of debt. In most countries, divorce allows the woman to marry another person. Source:

Ritual to mark the end of married life and beginning of single life

Consider this fact, in society there are ceremonies and rituals to mark most of life’s central and milestone events, such as births, graduations, marriages, funerals and naming ceremonies for example. On top of that, there are special symbolic ceremonies to signify the transition from childhood to adulthood, even housewarming parties to celebrate moving to a new home.

Leaving parties to say goodbye to someone

We also have leaving parties to say goodbye to someone. So, why is it that we hardly recognize the painful, spiritual and emotional process of divorce? This is a crucial time for encouraging and supporting a friend or family member. What better way to do this than through a ceremony or party.

Healing party with help of a family celebrant or close friends

It doesn’t matter when you plan a healing party, nor if the celebration is a serious or fun one. This can take place before or after you get your decree. By now you’ll be wondering, what is a divorce ceremony? A family celebrant or friend can carry out a divorce ceremony. It’s a sensitive issue. Either you can attend on your own or together with your ex-partner from the marriage, especially if the separation was amicable. So, don’t let your divorce tarnish your approach to a new love in your life.

Over to you….

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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being a specialist celebrant | marriage officiant | wedding ceremonies MC with a gospel choir is rewarding work. But, what's my guilty pleasure? I love food, travel hotspots and on-line retail therapy. Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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