What’s Your Divorce Pattern? (China Pattern, That is)
The Guardian ran a news story today about a London department store where they’ve established a new kind of gift registry …. for divorcees. Perceptively, the Debenhams department store realized that newly-separated people need toasters, towels and china, just like fiancees. Apparently England was also the site of the recent “Starting Over” show, a divorce version of a bridal show. These phenomenon were cited by the article’s author as harbingers of a trend toward celebration of divorce, instead of commiseration. Ironically, the author’s name was Lisa Bachelor.