I Love You. I Divorce You. I Set You Free.

October 10, 2020

This is the first chapter of a new series I am currently writing. May it be in peace.

You made me feel so good.”

Until the affects wore off

As all drugs do

After a time…

I love you. I divorce you. I set you free.

Two kids, broken and damaged, met one fateful day—a perfect match.

Disregarding all wisdom—throwing caution right out the front door—they married.

And then, slowly over time, realizing (having shut themselves in)—

I love you. I divorce you. I set you free.

As they, together,

Cautiously pushed the door open—at first just a peak—light came streaming into

The home they,

Together, built upon a shaky foundation.

And as they, together,

Stepped outside—

The whole thing came crashing down! However, they


Were safe.

No longer two kids broken and damaged—just simply two humans—perfectly matched; he turns to her, “I am sorry.” And she in return, “Me too.”

I love you. I divorce you. I set you free.

As the dust began to settle and as far as they could see—

All around them a garden full of weeds.

Weeds they had sown. Together.

Bitter weeds. Medicinal weeds. Weeds that must be pulled up by their deep taproots, carefully brewed into a powerful decoction, taken internally (with caution) and sipped slowly so as to savor each painful drop. Drop by bitter drop—no sugar coated words—truth is already sweet enough: medicine goes where medicine is needed.

Now I am free to speak my peace—truth held clenched in my throat—by my own hands.

“Thank you.” She turns to him and smiles.

And he in return, “I love you. I divorce you. I set you free.”

(divorce: from the Latin dīvertere—to depart)

Where the path diverts he stands to one side and she is free to make her own choice—which way she will go?


Your thoughts are always welcome here. Thank you for reading.

Author: NZain


32 thoughts on “I Love You. I Divorce You. I Set You Free.”

  1. Are you getting a divorce dear? Sometimes we grow in differnrt directions. I know it happened with my ex. I loved him, but we weren’t meant to be. Was so painful leaving. Having to move move countries and start my life over. It was also scary as I was financially dependent on him, which was silly. But I wasn’t happy… the world I was in was to toxic. I knew if I wanted to grow into who I wanted I had to leave. He was so upset but I think he understood. Such painful times. Many years and years later I’m so much happier.💚🦚🌳🦜 Sending you love 💚💚💚


    1. Thank you, Mia for sharing your thoughts and courage here. I’m glad you found your way and grew into the beautiful woman you are today. A blessing to us all!

      As with all the stories I write here, they are a reflection of my personal experiences and the greater human condition. Metaphorically yes, I am divorcing my husband—in love. Where we go from here has yet to be told. An exciting time for us both! Healing.

      I’m grateful to you being here and sending love. Love is received and given!

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    1. Beginning with an ending. A reoccurring theme for me. I wonder what she will find along the way? 🤔😇👻🤖🖐😺 thank you, Steve for reading. Hope you’re feeling better today!

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      1. Looking forward to reading more Nina. Actually I’m feeling worse today, but that happens, perhaps tomorrow. It’s our Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, not that I’m doing anything special, just read and write. Enjoy your evening Nina!😀🖐😺

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      2. Oh good I’m glad to hear that! Me too. We had a bit of rain to clear out the smoke. Nice to breathe again. The next two chapters have posted…
        Meowvelous! 😊🖐😺

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      3. Hopefully that smoke will stay away now. Now why didn’t I get my notifications for those, sigh. I’m on my way.🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️😄😸


  2. “I love you. I divorce you. I set you free.” – this is beautiful… to face change (for surely divorce at its center is change) with a loving heart is very courageous and true freedom will follow and guide the next step…. 🌷

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