After five years of marriage, Hanna sat down with her husband on a Friday night to have a tough talk, and by Sunday it was over.
We had a heartfelt talk with Hanna about getting divorced at 27. While it was heavy, it wasn’t bitter or angry; it had a clarity – and even a joy – that only comes with time. Hanna described how much her and her ex-husband changed during their 20s, and how that eventually led to them growing apart. In her words,
“We got married so young, and you change so much in your twenties – and part of that is natural – you just kind of hope that you change in the same ways rather than different ways.”
Hanna talked about how scary it was to realize her trajectory was growing farther apart from her ex-husband’s, how slow that process felt, and how scary it was to realize they had less and less in common as time went on. And then…the shock when the end arrived. It’s interesting how some change can be so gradual that it’s almost imperceptible, but then it hits you all at once…like you awoke to this somehow.
Eventually, Hanna talks about the joy that she found in rediscovering herself, and describes the hope that can be found in making changes in your life with intention. Hanna herself seemed to have a lightness and an uncharacteristic level of insight into her own story, and we are so grateful for her sharing.