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Weigh In: What do you think about divorce parties?

Posted by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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Weigh In: Divorce Parties

Good, clean fun, or OMG we're all going to hell in a handbasket?

This week, Gawker ran a post about rocker Jack White and his (soon-to-be ex) model wife Karen Elson, who threw a party to announce their amicable divorce. After a marriage that lasted six years, the couple has publicly called it quits. I don't think I'm overreacting when I say that this is becoming quite the trend. After all, I read another story about this same phenomenon just a week ago in The NY Times. Hmmm. I'm giving this one some serious side eye...and here's why: So many people marry for childish, narcissistic reasons (think: big party where I, in my Miracle-Whip-parade-float-of-a-gown, will be the focus of attention). So it only follows that divorce parties, which speak to that same instinct, will catch on like wildfire.

Well, guess what? That annoys me to no end. Go ahead -- get married for dumb reasons. Go ahead, and call it quits. Que sera, sera. But don't send me a printed invitation to that shidt. Mama has better things to do on a Saturday night -- like browsing slideshows of baby skunks online. Don't get me wrong, I can see how a party like this could make things easier for friends and family who, frankly, have no clue how to behave when a couple pulls the plug (will she kill us if we stay friends with him?). But overall, I'm going to vote hell in a handbasket. (Side note: What the hell is a handbasket? Is it just a basket with handles? Or is it any basket that you can pick up with your hands? Either way, apparently, one will be ferrying my butt to Hades.) So, what sayeth you?

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by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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mommyhonu
by Mary on Jul. 8, 2011 at 1:22 PM

 What the hell is a handbasket? Is it just a basket with handles? Or is it any basket that you can pick up with your hands? Either way, apparently, one will be ferrying my butt to Hades

Lmao!!! That made me giggle!

ms.sophsmom
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 1:25 PM
I probably wouldn't attend or throw one..
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abra
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 1:26 PM
think that is awful. It is sad when a marriage doesn't work out reglardless of how amicable it is. Failure is nothing to celebrate.
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housefullofkidz
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 1:26 PM

 LMBO!!!

Quoting mommyhonu:

 What the hell is a handbasket? Is it just a basket with handles? Or is it any basket that you can pick up with your hands? Either way, apparently, one will be ferrying my butt to Hades

Lmao!!! That made me giggle!

 

     

housefullofkidz
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 1:34 PM

 

 I don't plan on having one but I disagree about failing. I have had the roughest year of my life. I have held my head high with dignity. I never failed. When only one person in the relationship is trying it will always fail. Period. I am very proud of how far I have come in the last year. Well I will have been a single mom for a year exactly a week from today ( the 15th). Awful, sad, ect. I have taken what life has handed to me and carried on. Strength should not be shunned, it's worth a party I think :D

Quoting abra:

think that is awful. It is sad when a marriage doesn't work out reglardless of how amicable it is. Failure is nothing to celebrate.

 

     

llove12
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 1:37 PM
I wouldn't throw one but I would attend onejust to eat spanikopita and be nosey :)
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la_bella_vita
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 1:38 PM

 Not something I would ever do

la_bella_vita
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 1:39 PM

 :  )

 

Quoting housefullofkidz:

 

 I don't plan on having one but I disagree about failing. I have had the roughest year of my life. I have held my head high with dignity. I never failed. When only one person in the relationship is trying it will always fail. Period. I am very proud of how far I have come in the last year. Well I will have been a single mom for a year exactly a week from today ( the 15th). Awful, sad, ect. I have taken what life has handed to me and carried on. Strength should not be shunned, it's worth a party I think :D

Quoting abra:

think that is awful. It is sad when a marriage doesn't work out reglardless of how amicable it is. Failure is nothing to celebrate.

 

 

MyasMommy463
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 1:40 PM

 Wait momma...Im confused... your single?

Quoting housefullofkidz:

 

 I don't plan on having one but I disagree about failing. I have had the roughest year of my life. I have held my head high with dignity. I never failed. When only one person in the relationship is trying it will always fail. Period. I am very proud of how far I have come in the last year. Well I will have been a single mom for a year exactly a week from today ( the 15th). Awful, sad, ect. I have taken what life has handed to me and carried on. Strength should not be shunned, it's worth a party I think :D

Quoting abra:

think that is awful. It is sad when a marriage doesn't work out reglardless of how amicable it is. Failure is nothing to celebrate.

 

 

housefullofkidz
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 1:53 PM

 LMBO, Yep

Quoting MyasMommy463:

 Wait momma...Im confused... your single?

Quoting housefullofkidz:

 

 I don't plan on having one but I disagree about failing. I have had the roughest year of my life. I have held my head high with dignity. I never failed. When only one person in the relationship is trying it will always fail. Period. I am very proud of how far I have come in the last year. Well I will have been a single mom for a year exactly a week from today ( the 15th). Awful, sad, ect. I have taken what life has handed to me and carried on. Strength should not be shunned, it's worth a party I think :D

Quoting abra:

think that is awful. It is sad when a marriage doesn't work out reglardless of how amicable it is. Failure is nothing to celebrate.

 

 

 

     

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