Dolly Parton might have spelt it out, but that doesn’t mean we have are always good at being friends to people experiencing their unique and complex break ups.

We throw elaborate parties when people get married but are less equipped as communities to mark divorce or separations.

It doesn’t matter how close you might be to a person, sometimes, when they’re going through a Threshold, it’s difficult to know what to say, and how to be.

We are currently developing an experience that will guide friends and family through an evening of togetherness. If you have been through a divorce and would like to share with us what you needed during that time OR if you are supporting someone going through a divorce, we would be so grateful to speak with you.

Please email info@thethreshold.com.au with your contact details, and we’ll be in touch.

In the meantime, you can read this generous reflection from Dr. Omid Safi over at The On Being Project on the role we can all play when relationships end.

Let us mourn the ending of one world together, even as we anticipate the arrival of other, more joyous worlds to come.

Let us not suffer in the shadow, alone. Let our grief be as public and shared, loved and supported, as we insist our joys be.