NATIONAL EX-SPOUSE DAY
Each year on April 14th, National Ex-Spouse Day encourages those who’ve dissolved a marriage to forgive their former spouse and move beyond any anger or bitterness that may remain.
Very few marriages that end amicably. And even those that do aren’t free from angst or regrets.
For a wide variety of reasons, sometimes marriages just do not work out. Recent statistics show that the divorce rate for first marriages is at 50 percent. Some people find that they get along better after a divorce than they did during the marriage. Unfortunately, all divorces do not turn out that friendly and the experience can be painful and traumatic. Regardless if it is a friendly separation or not, there needs to be a way to manage the situation when children are involved.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalExSpouseDay
Come to terms with your divorce. Forgive your ex so you can move on. It’s as much for them as it is for you. Use #NationalExSpouseDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL EX-SPOUSE DAY HISTORY
Reverend Ronald Coleman of Kansas City, Missouri created National Ex-Spouse Day in 1987 as a way to dissolve the bitterness that is often associated with divorce. In its inaugural year, Rev. Coleman offered buttons that read, “I’m OK – You’re History,” to help lighten the day. He hoped more people would forgive their spouse and focus on positive aspects of their own lives.
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