A Symbol Of A New Life After Divorce

2018-01-10T18:10:41+00:00

“Buy one terrific piece of jewelry and remind yourself that you don’t need a man for this. Why not make it an annual ritual, buying yourself one choice bauble on your birthday or Valentine’s Day each year.” From The Rebound Journal

Secret Decoder Rings

I bought two pieces of jewelry for myself when I was going through my divorce. The first piece I bought was while my wasband and I were separated, and I knew he was still seeing his special someone else … though he mostly said he wasn’t.

I was at the Plaza Art Fair in Kansas City, and I came to a booth of jewelry I fell in love with. One group of her rings particularly grabbed my attention immediately. She called them her “secret decoder rings,” AND she laughed, “if you make a fist with your hand with it on and point it outwards, you can put a hex on someone without them even knowing!” I bought it immediately! I love my secret decoder ring and it’s “special abilities!”

A Symbol Of A New Life

Then the day of my divorce, I went to a little jewelry store and bought a single thin flat band of silver. It was very simple, but it was a symbol of new life to me. I cried a little when I got out to the car with it, but I put it on as a reminder that I was starting on a new journey. That from now on my life would be different. And that bracelet somehow reassured me that life could eventually be beautiful again … starting with this simple silver bracelet.

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” ~ I Timothy 6:17-18 (NIV)

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About the Author:

Suzy developed Midlife Divorce Recovery as a safe refuge for people healing and surviving the overwhelm of divorce. Starting her first RADiCAL support group in 2003 she's been helping women navigate the journey of divorce ever since.