Vow Me? A post-divorce love story…
“I, ___, take thee, ___, to be my wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God’s holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge myself to you.”
It was a long time ago (not in a galaxy far, far away), and I was very young. I can remember the details of the day and almost fainting. I can remember saying those words but at the time with the excitement of the day, I’m not sure how much they sunk in. A vow is
So where would you start? In the words of “MJ” I think the best place is “starting with the man in the mirror.”
Make a new vow. To yourself…
Not in a self-indulgent way “I vow to never carry a fake purse…” or “I vow to be the boss in every future relationship”, but Commit to help and invest in others, become selfless, giving, invest in your own personal growth, live to become more physically and mentally healthy.
So lets create a new vow to ourselves (narcissists need not apply)..
“I, ___, take myself, to move on from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, to improve my health and wellbeing, to love and respect who I am and where I am, and be a blessing to those around me till death.”
P.S. Send your stories of your new vows to firstname.lastname@example.org.