Divorce Parties?

So long bachelorette parties, and welcome divorce parties! Just when you think you have heard and seen it all, someone comes up with something new. With almost half of marriages ending in divorce these days it only make sense to honor the fact of life…right?

A group of people made up of divorce experts, mediators, counselors, and local self help authors have come together in Ft Lauderdale Florida with a great way to target the half of ending marriages…with a party! Together they will offer help, advice, and market websites to help the divorced, newly divorced, or soon to be divorced, get through the tough times. They will offer information on “How to Tell the Kids” and “How to Make Them Understand” to how to have a “happy divorce”.

They hosted a party last month with a pretty good turn out. They are hosting another party again this Friday with hopes of more attendees. Those attending participate in games, such as “Toss your Wedding Ring into the Toilet” and enjoy a black frosted cake topped with an unhappy bride and groom. At the party you can also dance the night away to famous break up songs such as “I will Survive”, share your “happy” divorce stories, and sip drinks called “Marriage on the Rocks”.

They do however want to emphasis that they are not pro-divorce or anti-divorce as they want people to “recognize that divorce is really just change, and there is no need for all the drama that accompanies it”, says Cynthia Tiano, divorce mediator. Whatever stage of divorce you’re going through they want to help you through it.

So if you’re going through a divorce and your looking for resources to help you through it, I assure you they are out there. Websites to check out that will help you through the change are:

  • Childcentereddivorce.com. Where you can learn about easing your children through the divorce process and you can also purchase books for self help as well.
  • Happilydivorced.org. Where you can purchase the self published book Happily Divorced! Secrets of the Win-WIn Formula
  • Mediatethis.com Self help can be found here with information coming from a “killer divorce attorney” who gave up her practice to become a mediator.
  • Divorce360.com. Read all you need to know about divorce and understand the stages and legal ways of divorce. This website gives you the most information on what you need to know and it is easy to read and find what your looking for.

I hope everyone, in some way, has enjoyed this informative post. Sadly with the statistics divorce is becoming a lot more popular than marriages these days and resources are important for anyone going through anything in their life. I hope this has helped 😀

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2008-04-04 16:46:53

HI Ann:

Many thanks for addressing the issue of Divorce Parties with such balance and understanding. I am one of the co-hosts, along with Christina Rowe, author of Seven Secrets to a Successful Divorce. Our books are both based on our own experience with divorce and we know how challenging it can be in every way.

My book, How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children — with Love! provides a very unique way to break the news. It’s endorsed by therapists, attorneys and mediators around the world. My purpose is to alert parents about the importance of every decision they make in regard to their children and the emotional scars that result if they are not sensitive to their children’s psycholgoical needs befure, during and long after the divorce.

That’s why a Divorce Party is such a great way to let off steam, kick up your heels and have fun with friends — or meet new friends in a safe, supportive environment. We had 400 women and men show up last month and are expecting even more tonight.

Thanks again for your support and understanding. We deeply appreciate it. For many valuable free resources on divorce and parenting, visit http://www.childcentereddivorce.com.

Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

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