Thursday, August 10, 2017

Why Do Women Throw More Divorce Parties Than Men?


It’s true that a lot more women throw divorce parties than men, though there are exceptions to that generalization.  When men do have an event, it’s usually casual like drinks or a barbecue or it may involve a getaway trip to somewhere like Las Vegas.  Why is a divorcing woman more likely to have a divorce party than a man?  I think it’s for some of the same reasons that women typically put more time and energy into their friendships than men do.  Women support each other.  Women like to communicate with each other and love delving into feelings more than men typically do (again, a generalization).  Women also tend to take care of each other when one is in trouble.  The divorce party is a natural outgrowth of that nurturing animal comfort women provide for each other.  Women know how hard a breakup can be.  And they are often more than ready to offer a hand to their divorcing friend and help her through the transition to a new phase of life.

As the old adage goes, “Men come and go, but girlfriends are forever!”

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