Met future ex-husband: Age 16
Bling, bling, got the ring: Age 19
Got Hitched: Age 20
Ditched: Age 23
Current age: 24
Location: Suffolk, United Kingdom
The best thing about being divorced in my twenties is… I have got the rest of my life to do whatever I want! And I feel like I’ve learned so much more and have so many more experiences than other people my age. So now I can go out there with this knowledge I earned not gained and put it to some good use, for instance what not to look for in a man!
I celebrated my divorce by… I’m planning a big divorce reception where I’ll have bands play, all my friends come along and have a chance to dress up again! Most importantly I’ll have an impressive divorce cake, the kind that has a bride on top with a knife and a headless groom at the bottom with fake blood trickling down……you know nothing too gory!
My divorce anthem is… I know this is very cliché but right after he left I had my best friends Hen night in Brighton that I had planned, well this song played when we were away and it just felt so right and good! It’s “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor.
Advice for others just starting the divorce process: Go out into the world and have a good time, plan things to keep you occupied and things to look forward to- how about a girlie holiday? Let your friends and family support you don’t push them away. Most importantly, if you have a time frame in mind for your divorce, forget about it straight away you will only be disappointed. Surely you’ve been disappointed enough in yourself for picking your ex as a husband. Don’t punish yourself. Things take time.
If I could trash my wedding dress in any way, it would be: I have a few ideas bubbling, I’m thinking of going down the beach and going to go in the sea, maybe trashing it with paint first. But most of all I would like to set it on fire, mainly because I’m a bit over the top and dramatic like that!
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I must also inform those reading my blog that I have Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Irlems syndrome and sometimes find writing a real struggle so please don’t be put off by mistakes thinking they are careless errors. I enjoy writing and wish for this to not hold me back.