One of the topics covered by Daily Worth last week was a website named Divorce Candy. What caught my eye was that they host divorce registries. You can schedule a Divorce party and register for gifts. It’s like a bridal registry in reverse.
If you don’t know how to get started this website has several articles on how to throw the perfect party, checklists and etiquette. Call me old-fashioned but it seems that ettiquette went out the window just by just throwing this tpe of party.
One of the pointers is not to go over to the dark side (like this cake) but rather support the person and celebrate a new beginning. The checklist includes ordering a cake, party favors and registry which is eerily similar to the celebration pre-marriage.
Part of the divorce process is splitting up household possessions which usually leaves both people needing items whether it be a major piece of furniture or kitchen utensils. It would never have occurred to me after my divorce to ask friends and family to give me gifts. Instead, I was wondering if I should give back the wedding presents even though we were married a decade.
I’m all for helping people out but I want it to be self-motivated, not because I felt obligated due to my friend having a divorce registry. The checklist includes such non-essentials as a pizza stone and fondue pot. I don’t even own these things after 15 years of marriage.
I’m sure this website has helpful information on other topics such as dating and solo travel. I’m just not there with the divorce party and registry. Is it just me? I want to hear your thoughts on this topic.
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