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Would you celebrate your divorce with a party? Many now do

Major life changes can be overwhelming. Adjusting to a new living situation, financial state, and relationship status can be challenging. Divorce is one life change that people may have a hard time coming to terms with. After the final papers are signed, assets have been divided, and custody agreements are finalized, a newly-divorced person may feel unsure about what to do next.

Some people may approach the time after a divorce as an opportunity to establish a routine for their kids, while others may immerse themselves in work. However, some people may want more excitement following such a significant life change. In recent years, people have begun celebrating their divorces, often with extravagant parties.

Divorce parties have become so popular that one divorce party-planner has seen business triple in the past nine years. People choose to celebrate their divorces in many ways. For instance, some recently-divorced people choose to have a night out with friends, while others opt for a more subdued dinner party complete with a divorce cake. Party planners and party supply companies offer endless party possibilities for those looking to celebrate a divorce.

The rise in popularity of divorce parties demonstrates that people's views on divorce have changed. In the past people may have wanted to keep their divorces out of conversations. Now, people can celebrate the end of a marriage that wasn't working.

Agreeing on child custody arrangements and property division can become very stressful during a divorce. However, divorcing couples might find relief in thinking ahead about a divorce party.

Source: TIME, "The booming business of 'divorce parties'," Martha C. White, Oct. 15, 2012

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