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Divorces are no longer the same cause of sadness that they used to be. That makes sense to us because they are not meant to be sad occasions. If a relationship is not working, we need to take the necessary steps to end it.

Once it is finally over, it is easy to see why people are happy. Take the woman in this story, for instance.

Photo: TikTok/@lauren_brooke91

When she went through a divorce, she decided that she was going to set her wedding dress on fire and share the moment on TikTok. Of course, everyone had to start weighing in. Lauren Brooke is a mother of two who received a lot of attention and a great deal of criticism over this decision. Why anyone would feel a way about her choice is beyond us.

Lauren is here to explain, though. According to the New York Post, she said: “I’ve been called a narcissist and attention-seeking, and people are saying I was the problem. The photo shoot wasn’t celebrating the divorce itself – it was celebrating the fact that I survived it.”

Photo: TikTok/@lauren_brooke91

The couple attended the same Baptist church when they were kids and this is when their love affair began. They eventually tied the knot back in 2012.

Sadly, her husband’s responsibilities with the Army National Guard ended up putting a massive strain on the marriage. “It can be difficult to be a military wife…The pressures from his job put a strain on the marriage,” Brooke confirmed.

Photo: TikTok/@lauren_brooke91
Photo: TikTok/@lauren_brooke91

In 2021, she filed separation papers but was still hoping to work things out. These plans did not pan out and Brooke had to pivot to a new beginning. That’s when she elected to set the wedding dress on fire and she even brought her new boyfriend along for the occasion. Many cheered her on but there were lots of folks who did not agree with her idea.

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♬ Where It Ends – Bailey Zimmerman


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♬ sonido original – Yazia 💜🦋

“What else was I going to do with my wedding dress? It couldn’t be returned and I wouldn’t want to give it to my daughter – not after the way it ended. So why not burn it?” she said, according to the New York Post. “It was great to see her laughing — the year had been extremely difficult with so many emotions trying to navigate a new normal,” her mother added.

Where do you stand on this one? We are squarely in the “this looks like a lot of fun and we support her 100 percent” camp.