A sologamist from Brighton may have taken the prize for this year’s most complicated love story.
Sophie Tanner, 37, made the decision tomarryherself in May 2015 in awedding ceremonythat included her dad walking her down the aisle, bridesmaids and a first dance – after writing a book where a character does the same.
However, just two years after making the ultimate commitment to herself, Sophie admitted she also committed the ultimate betrayal: bycheatingon herself.
The ‘other man’, Ruari Barratt, had been a polyamorist but decided to give a monogamousrelationshipa try with Sophie, and the couple dated for five months.
And, just two months after the couple decided to go their separate ways, Ruari demonstrated how much he learnt from his relationship with Sophie by marrying himself in a ceremony in Las Vegas.
Sologamy is growing in popularity, with supporters of the idea seeing it as a way to commit to loving and caring about yourself and not relying on another person for happiness.
The couple appeared onThis Morningto discuss their complicated relationships, and Sophie insisted she would not be divorcing herself.
She said: “Self-marriage is about self-love. It’s saying that self-compassion and self-care is as important as romantic relationships…Continue Reading