Woman's fiance leaves her the day before their wedding: she sells the wedding rings and goes on her honeymoon with her mother anyway
When relationships end, it's always painful. Over time, however, the decision to split up can turn out to be the best solution for everyone involved. But that doesn't mean that parting with someone isn't traumatic. Everyone has their own way of dealing with the pain and TikTok user, @laciiiegeesrna - or Lacie Gooch - chose a unique way to deal with her trauma.
“After 5 years living together, and the day before our wedding, my (now) ex decided he didn't love me anymore and didn't want to get married. I decided to go on my honeymoon anyway, since his parents had paid for it. I took my mother with me and we had a great time. Then, when I got back, I sold my engagement ring and my wedding ring to a jewelry store," Lacie said in a video she posted to TikTok.
"I used the money to go to the Virgin Islands for two weeks. When I came back, I took photos of myself burning my wedding dress. Then, I sold the house and I didn't give my ex a penny," she continued. She added that her ex's mother had paid for the wedding logistics and had lost almost 30,000 euros.
Lacie pointed out that this was not an easy time for her: "As much as I would like everyone to think that I am a strong person, I must admit that this is not the case", wrote the young woman in a long post on Instagram. "Yes, I burned my wedding dress and it helped the healing process. But what you haven't seen is me wearing the dress and crying on my own in my apartment. Today, you see a photo of me sipping champagne and looking carefree, but what you don't see is how distraught and upset I have been. There are good days, but there are still some very bad days," she added.
The young woman explained that she wanted to be an inspiration for those who are going something similar: "Many people have told me that my posts have helped them overcome their difficulties. It is so good to hear that I have been able to help others! Lean on those around you to find comfort. Take up a hobby. Write your thoughts down in a journal; it helped me a lot. I understand the pain you are in."
Burning the wedding dress, selling the rings and selling the house didn't solve all of Lacie's problems, but these actions did make her feel better. What do you think about this story?