Once upon a time, getting a divorce was a shameful thing for a woman. It meant you failed, that something was wrong with you, or I don’t know, you were somehow damaged goods now. These days, we know that there are many reasons that a woman may be better off, mentally and physically, for closing a door on the married chapter of her life.
Even if the marriage wasn’t terrible in any way but simply didn’t work out – her decision, his, or joint – it’s healthy to mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another.
Which is to say, there’s nothing wrong with a divorce party, or with celebrating the end of a marriage, if that’s what the person feels is the right way for them to mark the occasion. Even if a person is devastated and blindsided by the end of their marriage, maybe a party with a DJ, plenty of alcohol, and friends around them for support is exactly the way to handle things.
Bottom line? If it’s not your divorce, you don’t get a say in how it’s handled.
And according to Glamour magazine, the trend is gaining popularity among “regular” people.
“People now post photos on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using the #divorceparty hashtag.”
If a divorce party sounds like something you’d be interested in throwing, either for yourself or someone else, guess what?: Pinterest has you covered. Search “divorce party” and you’ll have more ideas that you know what to do with in a hot minute.
Attending or planning a party can be a great way to support a friend going through a divorce, or a healthy way to mark the end of your own marriage and look toward the future. If it’s not your thing, that’s fine, too, but however you “celebrate” the occasion, make sure to take the time to realize you have plenty to be thankful for in life, spouse in tow or not.