A 30-year-old woman named Emma Lou set her wedding dress on fire after ended her toxic marriage.
The woman lives in Nottinghamshire, UK, had a long-term relationship with her ex-husband but she ended her marriage in the year 2018 for herself.
As per Daily Mail, the former couple parted their ways after being married for four and a half years. According to Emma, their marriage was nothing but “all toxic.
“Our marriage really was quite toxic between us, we argued,” she explained. “I got diagnosed with fibromyalgia from being 23. It took a lot out of my life, my dream job and affected our relationship.”
“I was very depressed and stressed back then, but we got married even though I wasn’t well. In time our relationship got worse.”
She further shared that she never thought to end her marriage like this but she had to do it for her wellbeing. When things started to become worst between them she decided to divorced her husband.
“In 2015 as I left him. It been a rollercoaster. I grieved the loss of our marriage but also grieved my hurts from it,” she told Media Drum World.
“I came to my spiritual path with this journey, finding crystals, doing reiki, and having counseling to help heal my past has some of my hurts didn’t just come from my husband but past to and childhood trauma from being adopted at birth and bullied at school.”
The Nottinghamshire resident said that she had no plan to destroy her wedding dress but when her friend came and told her that she was going to trash her dress, so she decided to do it too but in a different way.
“Down the road of my healing, I decided to give away my dress to a woman who was getting married but was dying, but they never even bothered to get back in touch with me,” Emma said.
“In time a friend was talking about trashing hers and I said I’d love to do that. I had the idea in my mind of trashing it with powder paint to bring back colour to what was dark.”
“I started modelling and a photographer got in touch with me about a shoot but I asked if we could do my idea.”
So the day came and Emma went at the Wallaton Park in Nottinghamshire with the photographer and he took so many pictures of her before destroying the dress.
“It was an amazing feeling. I loved it so much that I felt like a celebrity. People thought I was getting married until I told them what I was doing. One woman said, ‘you go, girl.’”
“When coming to trashing it, we hid so we wouldn’t get in trouble. I threw paint everywhere, all around me. I even got a paint bomb.”
“After the day ended, I got home, and I had this amazing energy around me, and I felt so empowered. I’d recommend any woman or man to trash their outfit it’s like an ending of a cycle, bringing in new beginnings.”
According to Emma, after destroying her dress with paint she was not completely satisfied and wanted to do something more so she thought to burn her dress.
“After doing it, I still had the dress and thought I can’t just throw it away,” she said.
“April Easter Sunday I asked my friend if she was free. She had a fire pit and she said to come round. So I took my dress and wore black, no idea why, and thought time to let my past go a witchy way.”
“We let go by setting things on fire. I thought well it’s definitely me. As it burned, the flames got higher and looked like dragons coming out of the flames. It was a great experience and I felt a shift of energy.”
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