In our last post, we began a discussion about the benefits of throwing yourself a divorce party. Certainly, you can avoid throwing yourself a “party” and choose to honor this major life transition in a quieter, more personal way. You can also choose to move through this life transition without any sort of symbolic event. However, there are some benefits to throwing yourself a divorce-related gathering.
First, this kind of gathering may give your family, friends, colleagues and other loved ones the chance to show you support in a concrete way. Many individuals are unsure of how to show their love and support to someone navigating a divorce. Throwing some sort of gathering or celebration may allow them an easy way to do so.
Second, a divorce-related celebration can help to heal your fractured family in new and beneficial ways. For example, if you and your former spouse remain on good terms with each other, you could throw a bash together in order to allow your family and loved ones to see that they need not worry about tiptoeing around you or your spouse. Similarly, if you have children, a tasteful gathering or celebration can help to show your kids that divorce is nothing to be ashamed of.
Certainly, it is important to be conscious of your situation and of your loved ones’ feelings if you decide to throw a divorce-related gathering with more than a few people in attendance. But if you throw your celebration with care and consideration, it can potentially help you to start the next phase of your life happily and surrounded by support.
: The Huffington Post, “10 Liberating Reasons to Celebrate Your Divorce With a Party,” Christine Gallagher, May 28, 2015