Missy Higgins has revealed the deep meaning behind a new tattoo of hers, as she struggles to come to terms with the end of her marriage.
Posting to Instagram, the Scar singer, 39, revealed the new inkwork on her right forearm, which now displays the outline of Wonder Woman.
“So this happened today. My Wonder Woman symbol of inner-strength, independence and self-love. All the things that push and pull. All the hard things,” she wrote.
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“The last year has been really hard. Whatever this chapter is, I still feel at the beginning of it. Still wading through the confusion of it all. I still find myself winded with sadness and disappointment that somehow I wasn’t able to make my marriage work,” she admitted.
She went on to explain that she often feels like she “should’ve tried harder” with her marriage, or that its end was her “fault”.
“I’m bored with that narrative and I want to move on. Because I know in my heart of hearts that longevity is not an accomplishment in itself,” she said.
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Higgins revealed she had split from her husband, playwright and comedian Dan Lee last April. The pair had been married for six years, after tying the knot in 2016. They share two children, Samuel and Luna.
At the time, the Aussie singer revealed that she had actually been single for six months, and called herself a “single parent”.
In her recent post, Higgins said she is trying to “unpick” a lifetime of conditioning about what marriage is supposed to be.
“I’ll keep looking down at my Wonder Woman as a reminder that (as author Glennon Doyle says) we can do hard things,” she said of her new tattoo.
Last year, Higgins received an outpouring of support from fans after she revealed that she and Lee had separated.
“The shame of a “failed marriage”, a “broken family”, all the things I swore I would never let happen, happened. I was so determined for this not to be my story,” she wrote in her post.
Under her new post, Higgins has received a similar response from her fans, once again.
“One of the hardest things to do, walk away from what’s not working,” one shared. “It requires courage, conviction and the strength to stand by your soul calling. Let the good memories find their place in your heart and make peace with that.”
Another commented: “There are no right or wrong decisions in this life – just decisions. Decisions that we all make that put us on a journey of exactly where we’re meant to be. This is your story, this is your truth, and this is exactly where you’re meant to be.”
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