Divorce and separation can be incredibly painful, so this type of ceremony is not a celebration as such, but a rite of passage as a life changing transition is made. The energy is as unique as the individual's experiences and can be attended by both parties or alone, in private or with a support network of friends and family in attendance. These ceremonies can help begin a journey of healing if leaving an abusive relationship, where wounds can he held and acknowledged before your onward path is blessed with love.
If the separation is amicable and there remains a deep friendship, then these ceremonies can be incredibly beautiful. Thanks is given for the years together and the ties are undone with words of love and respect. Particularly poignant where children are involved, as a ceremony filled with kindness and understanding can ease the transition in their inner worlds, and they can feel safe in a situation which is beyond their control.