Will You un-Marry Me?

I can hardly believe it when I heard the news: my marriage is finally annulled!  I think my joy shot straight up to the heavens.  I was ecstatic and happy beyond words.

In this part of the globe, divorce is as inexistent as flabs are on Jennifer Aniston’s body, so the only alternative is to have one’s marriage annulled.  This takes quite some time- and heaps of money.  Court appearances are part of the ordeal, so it’s not easy.

In my case, it took three years before the court finally granted us the annulment we wanted.  I was hoping against hope that it would happen, and so it did.  Friends near and far congratulated me, and were sincerely happy for me as well.  I tried to stop them from doing the Roger Rabbit and Running Man, but they just had to do the dance of joy with me.

When the right time comes- I’m not quite sure when that will be- I will have to explain all this to my daughter.  God help me.

This annulment marks the beginning of a new life and brings much promise of happier things to come.  I feel like dancing to Kenny Loggins’ Footloose…


About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. Kris Edison says

    May I congratulate you too? How I wish that a much cheaper annulment is possible here.

  2. Congrats! And I love all your happy visuals (they made me laugh)!

  3. A very very gigantic ” YEY “

  4. weeeee..I know you will have an announcement too..ok Peps wait for mine I’m next..hehehe..*blink blink*..Congrats Peps..

  5. Congrads on regaining your freedom…

  6. Congratulations! I am sure you are relieved!

  7. Kristy @PampersandPinot says

    Doing a dance over here for ya! Wa hooo!

  8. Hi Pepper, congrats on your annulment! Am not in favor of divorce here in the Philippines as I still believe in the sanctity of marriage and preservation of families but am not about to judge you or anyone else for that matter, who wants it legalized. It’s you who have been through the situation, and only you would know what’s best for you, not us who are mere spectators. All the best on your new life!! :)

  9. @Sie- it won’t be long… you’re up next!

    @Heather, Dominique, and Natalie- Thanks :) Sweet freedom, I must say.

    @Kristy- Thanks for dancing with me :)

  10. Well Congrats, lady! Bittersweet, probably more sweet for you though, three years?! Wow! It is rather freeing though. After my divorce, I just felt at peace and like I could move on. Roger rabbiting with ya!

  11. Congratulations, the visual of your friend doing the running man made me smile :)

  12. Congratulations sis! In time, I’m sure God will help you out explaining things to your little one in the future.

  13. A bittersweet congratulations to you. Any opportunity at happiness is a great thing. Best wishes to you.

  14. Congratulations Pepper! Your daughter will understand in good time. At least now you can focus more on her than anything else. I’m missing you at PMC *sniff* and FB. No wonder you’re not always on, you’ve been quite the busy bee!

  15. P.S. I love the title of your post LoL!

  16. @Dr. Reginia- thanks very much. It is a great thing :)

    @Nellie- Thanks. I miss doing the running man myself :)

    @Jhari- Thanks. Yes, I believe God will guide me when it comes to telling my kid about it.

    @May- Thanks for the visit! Missed you too :)

  17. hello single lady :) congrats!!! Nice meeting you din Pepper..

  18. Optimistic Mom says

    COngratulations! I am glad you are at peace about the situation and able to move on.

  19. I honestly don’t know what to say. My name reflects the most important thing in this world but I am commenting an issue related to it!

    Anyways, things happened because of choices and decision-making in life.

    Good luck to you and God bless.

    • Thanks :). Sometimes, as much as you’d like to preserve the family as a unit, things happen and the inevitable course is to call it quits. Maybe next time, I’ll get lucky :)

  20. Congrats sis Pepper sa bagong development sa iyong life. :)

  21. Love your title. 3 years? Kay tagal kang hinintay yata ang dapat na theme song mo. :-) Congrats!

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