I Don’t….. Divorce Parties on the Rise
June 2, 2014
Divorce rates are high, and so divorce has recently lost its stigma as a failure. Instead of being embarrassed or devastated, many people are looking at it in a positive light. Divorce parties are creating the atmosphere of optimism and rebirth – the start of a new life. As a result, cake makers and event planners have seen a rise in requests for upside down black cakes.
In Iran, divorce parties are also gaining popularity, as the divorce rate in Iran has risen to 20%. The Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani recently stated that the parties are “satanic” and “poison” for Islamic society.
These parties are touted as a good measure for closure. However, when there are children involved, divorce doesn’t mean a complete end to the relationship. Custody, child support, and visitation mean the parents have to see each other on a regular basis. But some assert it’s the beginning of a co-parenting relationship, and the commencement of a new venture.
The parties can be cathartic. Something to celebrate. Today’s divorce can mean cake and eating it too.