Today, I declare the end of my marriage to you. I acknowledge that you broke every marriage vow you made. I acknowledge and lay at your feet:
- Every lie you ever told me.
- Every vow you ever broke.
- Every promise you didn't keep.
- Every hope you crushed.
- Every plan you never meant to carry out.
- Every word you ever said to and about me.
- Every single betrayal - in thoughts, words, and actions.
I open my heart to show you and all those around me the devastation you wrought there.
I acknowledge and share with the world the trauma my mind and body suffered as a result of your abusive manipulation and lack of care for me.
I acknowledge your responsibility for your actions, your words, and your intentions. I hold myself responsible for mine.
I acknowledge all my feelings and experiences as real.
I acknowledge that they were based on your lies and misrepresentations, as well as my desperate need to believe in you and to see good in you.
I acknowledge that every word you ever spoke was aimed at manipulating others and getting you what you wanted.
I acknowledge that while your fathering actions appeared sound and "good," they did not take into account the emotional well-being of our children. Your only concern has always been and will always be only for you--for how you see yourself and how you are perceived by others.
I acknowledge that you enlisted them to further your lies and betrayals. I vow to keep them away from you as long as I am able.
I dismiss you from my life, from my heart, from my thoughts, from my future. I cannot dismiss you from my past, but I will allow the past to teach me.
With these words I unmarry you, so that I may walk free towards peace and happiness.19 Comments