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Zsa Zsa: Divorce & Diamonds

Zsa Zsa Gabor passed away yesterday. She lived to be 99 and during her long time here, she managed to get married 💑nine times. She was known for getting married.

It must also be noted that she was divorced eight times. It was of course, considered scandalous. But if you think about it, you had to get married back then. You couldn’t just be a successful single or divorced woman forever.

She is famously quoted as saying, “You never really know a man until you have divorced him.”

I am grateful those days are over for women. How awful that must have been. To not be allowed to be unattached. To have your life be considered a travesty if you could not make marriage work.

Even though being left at the age of fifty was no walk in the park, at least when all was said and done I had the freedom to move on. There is no pressure on us now to be married. In fact, our new found single lives are coveted by many. And Zsa’s Zsa’s passing is a reminder of that. For all of her marriages and divorces, she did end up living to the age of 99! So perhaps she was a woman that did what she wanted after all. She is famously quoted as saying, “You never really know a man until you have divorced him.”

I could not agree with her more.

Moving on has allowed me to feel grateful that my marriage ended. In the long run, I would’ve just been in for years of misery. Now, I get to live my life as I see fit. I could decide to live dripping in diamonds like Zsa Zsa, but that’s not really my style.
The gems I have are all in my head. They are the pearls of wisdom life has gifted me with in the wake of my pain. They are the diamonds in my eyes because I now see life with a new sparkle. Several carats💎worth in fact.

Eras come and go. And the accepted ways of ending relationships will always change as well. But at least we are no longer under the marriage magnifying glass🔍that once calculated our worth in society. There are lots of perks to being single again. I’ll leave you with a famous quote from Zsa Zsa that illustrates that: “When I’m alone, I can sleep crossways in bed without an argument.” Amen.

We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together!

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