be sure to
the people and situation you are working with!
Watchers and Deities as
on meaning of handparting from
respected elders; could
include readings of
relevant story, song or poetry.
the couple as to their intent:
ask each one three times over to
confirm that they wish
to be handparted.
the couple as to their readiness.(if there are
not proceed unless there is a mutually-negotiated
childcare arrangement in place)
each person to release the other
from their vows of
handfasting. They may
be able to end with “may there be peace
(or even friendship) between us.”
or untying of handfasting cords
(if available) or of tokens
of rings, bracelets or other
tokens of handfasting.
declaration of handparting, before witnesses if available.
of each person’s ring, bracelet or
other token of marriage to
the other, reversing
original exchange of tokens. This provides
option of later,
private, disposal of the item.
and dismiss Deities and Watchers.
space to normal use.
departure of the former couple.
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