Divorce Parties: They’re Not For Everyone, But Chances Are You’ll Be Invited To A Divorce Party One Day!

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You’ve probably been to engagement parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, anniversary parties, and wedding receptions before — all in support of happy couples.

Now there’s a new one to add into the mix: divorce parties.

A divorce party (also known as a divorce ceremony) is a way to have a ceremony that celebrates the end of a marriage or civil union. Types of divorce parties vary greatly, and can involve either one or both members of the separating couple. Divorce parties have been called the final frontier in the wedding industry complex, and often involve a toast that emphasizes the couple beginning new chapters in their lives. Source

Yep, the odds are pretty good that you will be invited to a divorce party one day.

Even Oprah offers tips for throwing a divorce party!

And if you’re thinking divorce parties are just another name for spouse-bashing parties, think again. Many divorced couples are having divorce ceremonies where they both attend with their friends and family in order to celebrate their former lives together.

Here are some fun (?) facts about divorce parties…


What You Might Not Realize About Divorce Parties

Clearly, there are advantages and disadvantages to having a divorce party. In some cases, a divorce party can be cathartic. In other cases, the pain can be too fresh to consider celebrating. Whatever the reason for having one, I suspect divorce parties are here to stay.

As summarized by Laura Dave, author of The Divorce Party, in the video below: “A compassionate divorce party can be a great way for two people to get together at the end of their marriage to celebrate everything that came before, as opposed to feeling acrimonious that it’s all over.”


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