Marriages end for a multitude of reasons -- infidelity, incompatibility and diverging interests are among the most common.
But one 53-year-old woman's recent divorce was triggered by something much more specific: a Waka Flocka Flame concert.
Dianne explains that she became acquainted with Waka Flocka Flame through social media, and he reignited her interest in rap and hip hop music and inspired her to start a new career writing about rap artists. However, her husband wasn't supportive of her new passion.
Now, my ex-husband and I had always had problems. We were on a typical bad relationship roller coaster; good times followed by bad times followed by good times and so on. Finally, the good times were just too far between and although the bad times subsided too, we fell into a very polite and civilized existence. That is, until Waka came to town.
My ex NEVER liked rap, my interest in rap and rap artists, or my blogging about rap. When I knew Waka was coming to Ft. Lauderdale, my husband basically said he wouldn’t prevent me from going (as if) but he didn’t want me to go. When I didn’t immediately agree not to go, things got worse. He basically implied that (and I’m paraphrasing) “many black men would be putting their bodies in close proximity to mine.” Also, “since I was so enamored of Waka, if Waka asked, I might go out clubbing with him and end up doing something I’d regret.”
Ignoring her husband's warning, Dianne went to the concert anyway and had an amazing time -- even paying extra to attend a meet and greet with the rap star after the show.
The rest is history.
So, basically, the experience with my ex of the Waka concert made my mind up for me. It was time to make that break, and live my life without looking over my shoulder or being beholden to a man who didn’t appreciate me or the interesting turns my life might take. We’ve been divorced for a few months now. I couldn’t be happier.
The moral of this story? Don’t EVER let anyone else keep you from your bliss, no matter what that may be. If someone truly loves you, they will come along for the adventure. Otherwise, get the heck out and live your life to the fullest. Believe me, you’ll sleep better at night and have a song in your heart.
The song in MY heart will always be a song by Waka Flocka Flame.
Read Dianne's complete post on her blog, Deep Commotion, here, then click through the slideshow below for the moment our readers knew their marriages were over.