Rachel

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Divorcée Demographics:

Met future ex-husband: Age 16

Bling, bling, got the ring: Age 19

Got Hitched: Age 20

Ditched: Age 24

Current age: 26

Location: Ohio

The best thing about being divorced in my twenties is… actually being able to ENJOY being single!  I feel like I learn new lessons about life and about myself every day.  For the first time in my life, I’m content (and actually happy!) with where I am right now.

I celebrated my divorce by… going to happy hour with some of my best girlfriends.  It was low-key and so much fun.

My divorce anthem is… “Uncharted” by Sara Bareilles.

Advice for others just starting the divorce process: Take it one day at a time.  Be nice to yourself.  Surround yourself with people who love you, support you, and encourage you.  If you haven’t already, seek out a counselor…it will be the best thing you ever do!

If I could trash my wedding dress in any way, it would be: Traditional wine-making.  Let’s go grape-stomping in Italy!

Anything you want to add?  Know that even on your worst days, you’re making progress…the healing process begins right where you are in this moment.  You’re going to get through this, and you’ll be stronger, wiser, and a hundred times more awesome for having survived!