Forty-five-year-old Sonia Gupta, an accounts manager by profession, has thrown herself a divorce party for being “finally" free from her marriage.
Sonia organised a colourful party at her UK residence and invited her family and friends to celebrate the official end to her 17-year long marriage.
She wanted the theme of the party to match her personality. Sonia described herself as very colourful and loud, and how her marriage was in total contrast with her bubbly personality. She mentioned that her marriage has made her dull and from the beginning, she knew that they were not a good match for each other.
Sonia got married in 2003 in India, but after a few years, she realised that she was not happy and despite that, she tried to make things work for years.
Speaking about the divorce Sonia said, “When I told my family about my decision, there was no support from my family, but my friends and my two pillars of strength, my sons Mikhal and Shay, were there to support my journey.”
The 45-year-old added that she also had help from the Asian single parent network. The divorce party she organised was to show her parents, who eventually supported her decision, that she has come out successfully on the other side.
The divorce process began in 2018, but it dragged on for three years. Finally, after many discussions, court appearances, trials, and disagreements, the divorce was finalised and her marriage officially ended.