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Maxene Magalona on divorce: “if it is destroying you, then it is not love”

Actress Maxena Magalona made a stand on the divorce bill – she is pro-divorce. Maxene shared her thoughts and position about the said bill and said that “letting go is medicine for the soul.

Maxena expressed her support and empathy to those who felt trapped in toxic marriages and can’t find a way out—especially the ones who are experiencing abuse on a daily basis.

On Instagram, Maxene said:

“Letting go is medicine for the soul ✨

Because it’s #MentalHealthAwareness month, I would like to share some of my thoughts on the importance of walking away from toxic relationships that are detrimental to our mental health.

When people get married, they do it by taking a risk. We don’t get married with a guarantee that the relationship will truly work. We just pray that it will. Almost everyone shows their best selves before marriage and after they get married, their true colors start to show. When we begin to see the cracks and issues that arise in the relationship, we exhaust all efforts to try to make it work for the sake of the marriage. As Catholics, we take marriage very seriously and view it as a sacrament. This is true. Marriage IS supposed to be a sacred union between two people.

However, because most humans have not done their individual work of healing their pain from their childhood, they get married with unprocessed wounds and end up projecting those wounds onto each other. The marriage that is supposed to be a sacred union turns into a toxic and traumatic bond. And what’s worse is that they think that having kids will solve everything. When the kids come, the problems are still there and they end up fighting in front of the children which leaves them traumatized and mentally damaged. They grow up within a toxic marriage which becomes the benchmark of their own relationships when they become adults. The vicious cycle never ends.

I am writing this to show my support and empathy for all of the Filipinos who feel trapped in toxic marriages and can’t find a way out—especially the ones who are experiencing abuse on a daily basis. Being forced to stay in a relationship that diminishes your self-worth will make you think less and less of yourself until you don’t know yourself anymore.

I can’t believe we are the only nation in the entire world that forbids divorce. In my humble opinion, divorce helps protect the sanctity of marriage by allowing the toxic marriages to dissolve and keeping the sacred ones intact. I sincerely pray for peace and progress for our nation.

We deserve divorce.”

(Photo source: Instagram – @maxenemagalona)

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