Just because it didn't work out the way you had hoped for, don't let it end without the beauty it began with.
This is a very modern "rite of passage" ceremony. A Handparting respects the friendship that still exists between two parties seeking a divorce. The two parties no longer wish to be lovers or romantically involved, but they respect and admire one another for the love they shared and the friendship they wish to continue to share.
Handpartings do not focus on the negativity, but does give a proper conclusion to a relationship between two individuals.