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Creating Light with Kelsey

Oct 12, 2021

On this episode, I share some of my experience on how I fell for the societal pressures of getting married instead of reflecting on whether or not it was an aligned decision. How society views marriage as a big part of this check-list of things people "need" to achieve in order to be successful or feel fulfilled had an affect on me. I fell for the pressure, which had me continuously choose to stay with a hurtful person. 

You will never win if you are trying to please society. Instead, do what is right for you! 

I also felt the societal judgment of getting divorced. I had the saying, "people these days don't fight for relationships," stuck on loop in my head. It warped my mindset into believing that I had to stay because if I worked hard enough then the relationship would become healthy and work out. I learned that if the marriage is a reflection of unalignment then it will not matter how hard you work for the relationship, it will always be a disaster. I am here to say, YOU ARE ALLOWED TO LEAVE. I wish someone would have told me years ago that you're allowed to leave a relationship if it's not healthy and behaviors are not changing. 

I just want people to know that divorce is nothing to be ashamed of. Be proud that you DID NOT stay with a human who wasn't right for you. 

p.s. When I talk about how if you are not happy then leave, I would like to clarify that you are responsible for your own happiness, but if the relationship is making you miserable and is unhealthy, stop choosing misery and leave. 


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