We fall in love and sometimes, even after working very hard to make things work, the best path forward is to separate and say good-bye. Marriage is a huge ritual that is celebrated everyone with great enthusiasm. Separation or divorce is not.
A heartfelt ritual to mark the difficult transition from being together to being apart can offer healing, closure and a vision for the future. Taking time to honor the gifts and acknowledge the challenges of the relationship can create room for healing and moving forward. This can be especially significant with the couple continues to have an on-going relationship because of a lifetime bond with shared children.
Here’s a website with some suggestions on how to create a separation ceremony: