JEWEL: My Divorce Is, ‘A Thoughtful and Tender Undoing’

Well, Jewel … I’ve never heard divorce slathered with that much syrup but I guess whatever floats your boat, sister.  One thing for certain is that she’s not a latino woman because no chica on this planet would be so placid when describing their marriage’s demise.  Anyway, check out this stuff, Clashers.

Which brings me to this highly personal announcement today.  My husband, friend and partner of 16 years and I have decided to get a divorce.

Ty and I have always tried to live the most authentic life possible, and we wanted our separation as husband and wife to be nothing less loving than the way we came together. For some time we have been engaged in a private and difficult, but thoughtful and tender undoing of ourselves. Allowing ourselves the time and space to redefine what we are to each other with love rather than malice.

We have been so aware that it is easiest to use the inertia of anger to leverage two souls apart who have been bound together by so much living. By a child.  But we did not want anger to burn the ties that bound us. Instead we have chosen the much more difficult task of undoing ourselves stich by stich, and releasing each other with love so that we may take on our new form: dear friends and devoted co-parents of our beloved son Kase. We have no desire to damage ourselves and each other in the process. Who better than each other to bear witness to the heart ache of redefining our family?  And who better as ally, while we learn to redraw ourselves in whatever new shape we find as separate people who are still striving to be the best versions of ourselves- as humans and as parents.

Read the full statement at Jewel’s Official Website

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