Is a marriage’s end a sad time,
Or one for celebration?
So ‘divorce parties’ are happening.
‘Divorce rituals’ are also present in many cultures.
And they show the change from married to single life.
A Jewish ‘get’ is given to a wife from a husband.
And a ‘get’ is a divorce document.
The ‘get’ is also given in front of rabbis and witnesses
And it’s meant to spiritually end the marriage.
Japanese couples, however, celebrate differently.
A mallet smashes a wedding ring.
North African Beidane ethnic groups also celebrate divorce.
And they throw divorce parties to celebrate women’s community re-entrance.
So, in doing this, they promote the women’s recent single status.
But Western cultures don’t tend to celebrate divorce.
It’s a taboo topic, in fact.
However, it seems as though this is changing.
Divorce celebration is emerging.
And it’s from the US.
Christine Gallagher started it.
And Gallagher is an LA-based divorce-party planner.
So her 2006 how-to manual started divorce parties.
And she wants to help people move on.
So divorce parties can help people.
Because they signal the end of long and costly legal exercises.
Furthermore; divorce isn’t a failure.
Conversely, it can represent a positive step forward.
How can I get my marriage annulled in California?
In California, the reasons to ‘annul’ your marriage include:
-spousal blood relation
-and one spouse’s already married status (bigamy)
-or if the person asking for annulment wasn’t 18 when married
-or if their consent was dishonestly obtained
-also, if one spouse has an ‘incurable physical incapacity’ such as male impotence
-or if one/both spouses are of ‘unsound mind’, ie. they are incapable of understanding how a marriage is supposed to work
-or if one spouse forced the other spouse to marry them
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