A woman married herself in a display of self-love and respect, before she then cheated on herself with a polyamorous man.
Sophie Tanner married herself back in 2015 and hasn’t looked back since, maintaining a healthy love for herself, enabling her to love others in the right way.
On the website, The Self Esteem-System, Dr Joe Rubino, revealed the surprising statistic of how 85% of the world’s population are affected by it and how it’s a ‘foundational factor in many societal issues’.
Check out the clip of Sophie below on ITV‘s This Morning:
Speaking to Amanda Holden, Sophie said:
Self marriage is about self love and it's saying that self-compassion and self-care is as important as romantic relationships.
It doesn't mean you're rejecting all other meaningful relationships in your life and becoming a nun forever more. It means you're rejecting bad relationships.
If only there was more self-love in the world, we wouldn't need ceremonies like this.
This is a statement which looks to raise the profile of self-love, saying it's as important as romantic love and doing it as a formal ceremony as anyone else would have a wedding.
Marrying yourself is a lifelong commitment to be responsible for your own happiness, so divorce is not an option.
After Sophie married herself, she 'cheated' and had a relationship with Ruari Barrett - a practicing polyamorist who chose to enter into a monogamous relationship with Sophie.
About five months into their relationship, Ruari began having desires to date other women and Sophie ended the relationship deciding 'she deserved better'.
Ruari later had a revelation how he was only trying to love more people in order to receive more love, but it was actually leaving him with little or no self-love.
So Ruari married himself too and is a huge supporter of the movement to encourage a higher self-esteem across the population.
It can be incredibly damaging when someone doesn't have a positive view of themselves, so promoting self-love is an admirable thing to do.