A Divorce Ritual is not something well understood in our culture. If we get married, of course our intention is to stay with the person for the rest of our lives. However, I know from painful experience that this doesn’t always happen. Ending a marriage or long-term relationship is a powerful transition, but it does not have to be full of blame and acrimony. A simple divorce ritual, especially if it can be witnessed by some of those who witnessed the marriage, gives a respectful form for cutting the ties. It can pave the way to both people moving on more cleanly from the relationship, preserving respect, even when this is difficult.
This can be done with both parties present, but if that is not possible, it can also be done individually. I have written about my personal experience of this on my blog.