Weird! Jilted Woman Marries ‘Herself’ to deal with break-up

Recovering from the break-up of a long-term relationship is never easy.
Do you go straight back on the rebound or wallow in self-pity for months on end, never leave the house and binge watch everything on Netflix?
Of course, there is no definitive answer to this problem as it is just something everyone has to go through,.
But one woman in Australia has found a very unique way of dealing with heartache.
Linda Doktar, a 34-year-old conscious coach from the Gold Coast, separated from her partner last year and during her journey, she decided to marry herself. 

IT'S OK TO HAVE A DREAM & ACT ON IT . Gorgeous it is ok... To have a dream and turn it real. It's ok to want more and do something to have more. It is ok to source and pursue opportunities that will allow you to live your dream. . It is also ok to NOT want more. It is ok to remain where you are. It is completely ok to stay in this current version of your life. . BUT IT IS NOT OK TO TEAR OTHERS DOWN WHO CHOOSE THEY WANT MORE. . It is NOT OK to attack people who choose to look at new opportunities to grow their dream. It is NOT OK to try and hold others back from having more in life. It is NOT OK to be a dream killer because you were too afraid to pursue your own dreams. . Today I am being called to show up with a firmer love nudge than usual... . Why? . Because I care for you so deeply. I care for your happiness. . (You might be thinking "but she doesn't even know me"... That is true. I don't personally know all of you reading this. But it's that crazy thing called PURPOSE that makes me care for all of humanity). . If you get triggered by my writing then I invite you to please stay with me. Perhaps this is an opportunity for you to let your guard down and to allow yourself to be cracked open. Because only then can we create change. Only then can we see what is really true for ourselves. . Because here's the thing... . Our fears and limiting beliefs may blur our vision. Our conditioning may hold us back from moving forward. Our low self-esteem or lack of self-belief may sometimes turn us green with envy, and we may unconsciously start resenting people who take action and go for what they really want. . This is a friendly reminder to stay focused on our own journey. To step into into our own lane and stay in our own lane - no matter where that is and what that looks like? . If you are someone who is chasing your dreams and taking massive action toward it - GREAT! Stay in your own lane, looking sideways will only distract you from your goal. . If you are someone who chooses to stay where you are and keep doing what you are doing - THIS IS GREAT TOO! . But - . Allow people to choose their own path. Allow people to do what they want to do. 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼continued
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Yes, that's right Linda got tied-the-knot with herself on Valentine's Day in a romantic and intimate ceremony on the beach. 
You are probably asking, 'how and why would someone get married to themselves?' 
While ceremonies like this do happen, they are not legally binding. However, they are seen as a symbol of self-respect and valuing oneself. 
Linda says she heard of the concept from her friend Ej, who held the wedding. She is quoted by Lad Bible as saying: 
Ej had just begun to hold these ceremonies for others, and I thought this was a beautiful concept to symbolise my journey into loving and honouring myself on a deeper level.
I thought this was a beautiful concept to symbolise my journey into loving and honouring myself on a deeper level.
Ej asked me to write my vows and commitments for my special day. She also asked me to choose a dress and a song that would mean a lot to me.
There was a red satin walkway, lined with rose petals and flowers, it was beautiful.
As the ceremony progressed, I read my vows and commitments out loud to myself, while looking into a hand-held mirror.
I didn't have any guests, it was just Ej and her two assistants for the photos.
I decided to wear a long white summer dress with pastel colours and instead of a ring I wore a necklace that symbolised my commitment to myself.
When I look back at my ceremony I smile because it reminds me of a turning point in my life when I decided to connect to deeper levels of self-love and self-connection.
It put me on a path to a better relationship with myself.
The ceremony itself only cost Linda a few hundred dollars and, although she had faced judgment, she has vowed that she will love herself for the rest of her life. 
I believe that the most important relationship I will ever have is with myself. I know and understand that the quality of the relationship we have with ourselves determines the quality of experiences we have with others.
Our external world is a complete reflection of our internal world. Some people have judged me, and I have been laughed at, but I've mostly been received with love and an open mind.
Many people thought it was a beautiful concept. When I look back at my ceremony I smile because it reminds me of a turning point in my life when I decided to connect on a deeper level.
I am a conscious woman who knows who she is and knows what my self-marriage ceremony meant for me personally.
After being disconnected from myself for so many years, I now plan to continue on my journey of self-love. This has significantly improved the state of my internal happiness and the relationship and connections I now experience outside of myself.
This isn't the first time that someone getting married to themselves has made headlines, although they don't always end happily ever after. 
Last year, Sophie Tanner appeared on an episode of This Morning after she revealed that she had an affair despite marrying herself in 2015.