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Why Divorce Isn’t the End of the World

And why your mental health during the process matters.

In certain cultures, divorce is one of the least accepted decisions a couple can make. People often expect two individuals to be in a relationship throughout their lives – even if they can’t cooperate enough to spend a day with their sanity intact. Deciding on getting a divorce is already a long and complicated decision, and the societal pressure around it makes it even more complex. Couples can feel burdened under this pressure, even though it is a decision that only concerns them and the family they’ve created.

The Grief Cycle

People might assume that the couple must be ‘okay’ if they’ve made the decision themselves, but the actual reality can be different and depends a lot on the level of emotional attachment they had. If two individuals had a close relationship, they would’ve likely developed an emotional attachment, too. This can cause some couples to wonder why they are even separating. Multiple factors could be responsible, with compatibility and adjustment being some of the common reasons we might have heard of.

Today, however, change is starting to become an even more important factor that we are now normalising. It can come in the shape of difference in career, goals, relationship choices, lifestyle – the list goes on. A couple going through a divorce could experience grief like that of a loss. The emotions of the individuals involved could swing from the passive to the active stage.

Getting a divorce

But one crucial thing to keep in mind here is that the two individuals must be emotionally attached at some level to go through the grief cycle. Even the intensity of emotions associated with each stage differs depending on their emotional attachment. The same is true with time. You cannot determine how much time a person will take in moving from one phase to the other or accepting the decision. It can vary from hours and days to months or even years.

Going from the shock stage to the acceptance stage requires patience and accepting reality. Besides, the timeline for reaching the acceptance stage is not the same for everyone – it ranges from individual to individual. Once you accept the divorce papers as reality, you are usually in a state of shock where you do not want to acknowledge things at first. People may be in denial and make excuses for each situation and circumstance, assuming that it must not be happening to them.

Once the realisation of the situation starts to set in, then comes the anger. This is usually rooted in how they feel cheated of the time and emotions they invested into the relationship. If children are involved, the anger stage might last longer as they feel obligated to fight for the ‘perfect family’.

Divorce counselling & advice

This then brings us to the bargaining stage, where they are willing to give away a few things in return for others. This stage can easily turn sour when both individuals try to deal with the reality of things by bargaining and realise that it’s simply not working. This stage can lead to depression – either acute or deep – where they feel they cannot change their situation.

Usually, after this stage, they start testing new alternatives like continuing their career, co-parenting methods, remarrying, or pursuing other priorities. Once they find out what works for them, they usually accept the situation and move on in life. All these processes are natural, and the pain people face is a sign to change and grow. This is the time when others need to show support. Help them understand the advantages of their situation and let them realise that it was the best decision that they could’ve made, given their circumstances.

Although such pain and emotional trauma is natural, the social pressure and lack of support from friends and family makes it worse. We, as a society, need to normalise divorce. If two people are not happy living together, then they shouldn’t be forced to be with each other anymore. Instead of pitying them, we should congratulate them for ending a relationship that was not meant for them.  

Working Through the Guilt

No matter what the emotional attachment was during the active relationship, one or both parties are often left with a certain amount of guilt. This guilt can make them doubt the right time to start enjoying their life again. The result? They get stuck in this emotional cycle and do not freely live a happy life. Loved ones of divorcees can be especially vital in such cases, helping them focus on the fact that the uncomfortable part is done and they’re now walking into happiness. 

Therapy to Cope

Things you should know about divorce

Therapy can be a great aid in helping people navigate their divorce. Therapy, in general, is great for adjusting to any change of state – be it big or small. We should normalise therapy as an essential part of life, not something to be ashamed of or something reserved for ‘broken’ people. Therapy can also help in maintaining and distancing oneself from their ex-partner. This is important, especially if you need to co-parent, as an ugly divorce can have adverse effects on children’s mental health.


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Must Haves For A Memorable Summer

Summer Made Better!

Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy the sunshine and warmth with your loved ones. Whether you are planning an overseas vacation or spending quality time with your family at home, here are a few essentials to make your summer season comfortable and memorable. So, sit back, relax, and let us introduce you to some of our favourite products to help you beat the heat and stay fresh all summer long.

Summer Essential Oils

Summer is just around the corner, and these essential oils are a great addition to your collection. Definitely the must-haves for the season!


Neroli Essential Oil

AED 125.00


Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

AED 70.00


Tea Tree Essential Oil

AED 55.00

Neroli Essential Oil: With its refreshing and floral aroma, Neroli is perfect for summertime. It can help uplift your mood and relieve stress after a long day, making it an excellent addition to your diffuser or bath routine. You can also add a few drops to your skincare products multiply the benefits.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: Ylang Ylang is another must-have essential oil for the summer season. Its sensual and calming properties can help you relax and unwind, making it ideal for aromatherapy and massage. You can also add it to your hair and skincare routine for added nourishment.

Tea Tree Essential Oil: Tea Tree is a versatile essential oil that can be used all year round, but it’s particularly useful during the summer season. It has powerful cleansing properties that can help keep your skin and scalp healthy and clear. You can also place a few drops in your diffuser to create a refreshing and energizing atmosphere that fills your space.

Connect & Reset


Male Vision Board Kit

AED 230.00


Female Vision Board Kit

AED 230.00

Summer is a time to connect with oneself and embrace the energies of nature. The MIRA Vision Board Kit is a perfect addition to your summer essentials. This vision board kit comes in customised versions for both women and men and helps you visualise and manifest your dream life. As you enjoy the warmth of the summer sun, take some time to focus on your goals and aspirations and use the MIRA Vision Board Kit to create a picture-perfect vision. This tool will give you clarity and help you stay focused on your intentions as you move forward toward achieving your dreams. So, add this Vision Board Kit to your summer must-have essentials and watch your dreams come to life.

Travel Buddies


Travel Hygiene Kit

AED 30.00


Jet Lag Essential Oil Mist

AED 95.00


Jet Setter Eye Mask

AED 100.00

Summer is all about exploring and travelling to new places. The Travel Hygiene Kit is a must-have for anyone on the go. This travel kit has everything you need for your next adventure, from feminine pain relief patches and mosquito-repellent patches to intimate wipes and underarm sweat pads. Additionally, the Pee Buddy device is a game-changer (literally!) for women who want to stand and pee like men, making it easy to travel to places where washrooms are not easily accessible. The kit is compact, easy to carry, and ensures you stay fresh and hygienic throughout your travels.

The Jet Lag Essential Oil Mist is a blend of organic essential oils that relieves fatigue and brain fog caused by jet lag. It encourages relaxation, and restful sleep, and promotes emotions of grounding and tranquillity. All the oils are non-GMO, paraben-free, artificial fragrance-free, and GC/MS tested for purity and potency.

The Jet Setter Eye Mask is the ultimate summer must-have essential for all travellers and go-getters. The jasmine-scented mask provides a warming and relaxing sensation that soothes tired eyes, allowing you to unwind, meditate or just unplug from life. It’s perfect for those who need some well-deserved downtime.

Cooling Must Haves


Under Arm Sweat Pads

AED 40.00


Cross Back Crop Top

AED 180.00


Moonstone Bracelet

AED 350.00

Sweating is a common problem during summer, and it can be embarrassing to be caught with yellow stains on your clothes. Sirona’s No Stain Underarm Sweat Pads are a summer essential that can save you from the embarrassment of sweat stains. These disposable pads are easy to use and can be placed on the inside of your garment to prevent sweat stains. Made with non-woven, dust-free paper, and self-adhesive, these sweat pads are allergy-certified, cruelty-free, non-toxic, and vegan. These pads maintain freshness all day long and have high perspiration absorption, making them a must-have for summer.

Summer fashion is all about comfort and style, and the Cross Back Crop Top is a fashionable addition to this summer’s must-have list. Its nylon and spandex blend makes it stretchable, quick-drying, and perfect for summer weather. Additionally, the crop top’s crossed-back straps give a beautiful silhouette, making it suitable for both studio and party wear. It’s light-to-medium support and removable cups give the wearer flexible options to dress up or down. The added features of Anti-UV and Anti-Static make it a perfect choice for outdoor activities during summer.

The Moonstone Bracelet is an excellent way to stay cool from the inside out during even the hottest summer days. Moonstone is known to provide a sense of calm and balance. Whether you’re exploring new places or just trying to get through a particularly hot day, this bracelet can help you stay calm, collected and cool whilst enabling grounding and focused vibes. It’s made from genuine moonstone in a rare large bead size that is 14mm in radius. Plus, its stylish design means it can easily be incorporated into any summer outfit.

Hydrate & Energise


Pretty Berry Tea

AED 20.00


Green Tea Passionfruit

AED 145.00


Double Walled Glass

AED 38.00

If you enjoy tea, then the Pretty Berry Tea is a refreshing and energizing blend of black tea, strawberries, and flowers that serves you better as a summer beverage. Its moderate caffeine content and mildly sweet flavour make it an ideal beverage to boost your energy levels during the hot summer months. The safflower oil in the Pretty Berry blend is known to enhance skin and is packed with antioxidants, making it a fantastic product with benefits from the inside out. Additionally, when combined with rose petals, it helps improve your skin’s appearance. It’s exotic floral taste and health benefits make it a great addition to your post-lunch or early-evening routine.

Looking for a refreshing and energising beverage for the summer? Then the X50 Green Tea Passionfruit is your go-to drink to beat the summer heat. It tastes superbly of exotic passionfruit, contains antioxidants that can help boost your metabolism and promote healthy, glowing skin. With its sugar-free and gluten-free formula, X50 Green Tea is a guilt-free choice for anyone looking to stay healthy and hydrated during the summer months. Simply add a sachet of X50 Green Tea to your water bottle, shaker, or smoothie for a delicious and refreshing drink that will keep you feeling energized and cool all summer long.

As the temperatures start to rise this summer, keeping your drinks cool is essential. That’s where the Double Wall Glass Cup comes in. Made with borosilicate glass, it’s resistant to high temperatures and can withstand rapid temperature changes. Its double-walled design not only keeps your drinks cool for longer but also prevents condensation from forming on the outside. Whether you’re sipping on iced tea, lemonade, or any other cold beverage, this cup is a must-have for a refreshing summer drink.

Summer season is around the corner and with that you need a few essential products to help you stay fresh and cool. Each product on this list serves a unique purpose, making your summer season more enjoyable. Whether you’re travelling or staying indoors, these must-have products will help you beat the heat and make your summer season memorable.

The Gaggler team is passionate about finding and sharing great products with our readers. We take pride in researching and testing products to find the best of the best, and we only recommend things that we love and think you will, too.


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