Everyone celebrates the anniversary when they and their beloved first met as a way to mark yet another year of life together, but recently I’ve been thinking if one should also celebrate breakup anniversaries as a way of marking yet another year of someone not being in your life?
Breakups are painful, horrible things, even the ones that go ‘well’. There is a sense of loss and grief even if the breakup is for the best. Almost everyone who goes through a breakup goes through a period where they look deep within themselves and make some changes, even if that change is just to never date that type of person again. Therefore, why should we not celebrate this? Why shouldn’t we raise a glass of wine or our favourite beverage and say, here is to another year free of X where I have overcome loss and come out the other side stronger? Even if you don’t feel a sense of personal growth and happiness, one can raise glass and say here is to making it through another year without X.
Breakups have been on my mind lately. Some dear friends both online and off are going through some breakups at the moment. Some have moved on and for some the pain is still raw. I’m coming up to my 2 year breakup anniversary and the truth is I couldn’t be happier with where my life is now. I want to celebrate this. Who is with me?