The divorce ceremony? Hard to believe...

@youless (72096)
Guangzhou, China
July 5, 2011 10:37pm CST
Today I read from the newspaper that the divorce ceremony is becoming popular in Japan. Hard to believe that the couples will hold a divorce ceremoney. I think somewhat it wastes the money. Is it worthy to celebrate it? And how to the guests think about it? Shall they give you gifts for you? If it can not avoid the divorce, then it is better to do it peacefully.
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
6 Jul 11
hello youless, This is really ,oh well i don't know what to say. Because when they get married,it's a great wonderful celebration. Not that they've decided to divorce,what to call the ceremony then? And how it is being done and celebrated? Hope to see link and see how the ceremony takes place and done.
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@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jul 11
It seems that they will break the wedding rings, too. Sighing...
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• United States
6 Jul 11
A divorce ceremony? What happens? Here many friends may get together and celebrate a friends freedom , but a whole ceremony? Wow!
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• Brazil
6 Jul 11
When I saw on TV, the divorce ceremony was a simple reunion with the couple friends. On the ceremony, have a divorce planner, which is the person who conducts the ceremony. I know that on the ceremony, the divorce planner or the couple smash their wedding rings with a hammer. I think that's not necessary, because it's not because you are divorcing that you don't want to keep the ring as a remember of the good moments.
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• Philippines
6 Jul 11
you mean this? Not a ref link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6wUl32HkDs All I can say is that am not open minded to this and it's crazy!
@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jul 11
When the wedding rings are smashed, the hearts are also broken.
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@celticeagle (84707)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Jul 11
I think a celebration of a failed marriage is sort of silly and alittle sad. But then people celebrate deaths. It is like a cycle I guess. Hope it isn't repeated often. I would be embarrased. No gifts. More like the married couple giving their presents back. A peaceful divorce would be nice. SOrt of a oxy moron though.
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@celticeagle (84707)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Jul 11
Well, I can understand it if it is like a wake.
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@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
6 Jul 11
Hi! I saw the news also, the divorce rate increased after the tsunami. Many couple divorced and wanted to star a new life. And they have the divorce ceremony by knocking down the rings which represent the end of the marriage. I think they having such a ceremony is because they want to announce to people that they have divorced.
@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Jul 11
It it out of my expectation as I think people shall cherish their marriage after the tsunami.
@surekharathi (14144)
• India
6 Jul 11
No friend I never attend the divorce ceremony and not gives the gift this news is new for me and where life is spoiled due to separation how can celebrate the day. Yes you are right if we cannot avoid divorce then it is better to do it peacefully.
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@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Jul 11
I also haven't seen this kind of ceremony here.
@jafburns (48)
• India
6 Jul 11
Divorce ceremony? It is an utter waste according to me. Already their parents might have wasted lots of money to cary out the marriage functions then why waste more money even on divorce? Such unnecessary events are to be banned at the beginning itself or else even this may be a fashion later. So lets satnd together to oppose such wastage ceremonies.
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@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Jul 11
I think the same.
@Humanicon (328)
• India
6 Jul 11
Divoirce itself is a shame ful act in my opinion and celebrating it is more bigger shameful act. Couples spend some time with each other but when they disagree on some things they divorce.In this way some precious days of their life go waste and thus they should not do the celebration.Even if they are doing then i think they are doing because they want to celebrate the good riddence.
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@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Jul 11
You are right. It is not a honorable thing.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
6 Jul 11
hi youless, question is should it be celebrated? whats the point? happy because you have broken up with the person you use to love? ironic isnt it? ann
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@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Jul 11
I don't think it should be celebrated.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
6 Jul 11
hi youless, really? this is the first time i have heard of a divorce ceremony. i am quite speechless. i really don't know what to make out of this. how can one celebrate divorce? and just like you're asking--are there gifts? well, if having this divorce ceremony could make couples separate in peace and happily then i guess, i am glad the Japanese are having it. lovemuch, faith210
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@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Jul 11
I feel the same like you.
@williamjisir (22912)
• China
6 Jul 11
It is the first time that I have heard about such a thing as to hold a divorce ceremony in the world. Usually it is a sad thing to get divorced as the couple would have to part with each other. But this kind of ceremony can be seen as a symbol of peaceful parting and they could still be friends if they wish to. Otherwise it is meaningless. Thanks for the informative discussion. Take care, youless.
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@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Jul 11
I am in shock to hear this news.
• India
6 Jul 11
In listening it is very funny.in this world every type of person lives.i think there is no happiness remains there.so everybody is trying to be happy at every moment weather it is about merriage or divorce.i think the guest who will come there will wish for their next happy merriege.and i think at merriage again they will enjoy divorce ceremony.
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@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Jul 11
But it may not be easy to find another perfect spouse in a short time.
@alvanloh (162)
• Singapore
6 Jul 11
Holy cow, is it me or are Japanese getting weirder and weirder. When people get married, it burns a huge hole in your wallet already, but its worth it of cause. But after having a hole in the wallet, who in the world burns a second hole just to divorce. They must really hate each other to the extend of having a ceremony. Just sign the papers and your divorce. You don't have to perform some ritual and sacrifice a lama or something. Faceplam. Seriously man, what are they thinking?
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@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Jul 11
I agree with you.
• Philippines
6 Jul 11
If both husband and wife are close friends of mine, and both - repeat, both - will invite me to attend a divorce ceremony, I will be present to make sure that the three of us will remain friends, and that they too will remain friends even if they have thrown away their conjugal status. If there is an exchange of blows during the ceremony, then I can stand between them so that they will not come to blows and hope that I will not be hit... hahahah... But Friend Youless, this is actually a fantasy in the Philippines because divorce is not allowed in my country.
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@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Jul 11
Yes, I know that the divorce is not available in your country. So when people get married, they should think it over and over.
@ebuscat (5950)
• Philippines
6 Jul 11
For me if they happy to it why they want to be married again so better to not married is makes a shame of the owner of married Jehovah God.
@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jul 11
I hope that they really feel happy to it.
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@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
6 Jul 11
I agree with you that it is just a waste of money. Besides, why should they celebrate two people parting ways and not being able to keep their wedding vows? I think people are just looking for excuses to use their wealth and have a party. It's so sad that they think it's something worth celebrating. Divorce is actually a very sad thing.
@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jul 11
You are right. It is already sad to have the divorce. And having the ceremony may cause it sadder.
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• Malaysia
6 Jul 11
What?!! Divorce ceremony? Did I see wrongly? Oh gosh, why there is such ceremony? I don't think that it is fun to celebrate it! Did it mean divorce is something happy? Oh man...what kind of kidding is this...
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@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jul 11
Yes, it is like a joking but it is a true news.
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@thatgirl13 (7311)
• South Korea
6 Jul 11
I hadn't heard of anything like divorce ceremony before. Wow I would like to be invited to one, just to know what they actually do in that ceremony. Well in my opinion, I guess the couple were happy to be separated so they held a ceremony like that one.
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@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jul 11
I don't know what to behave if I am invited to such a ceremony
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@madteaparty (2765)
• Japan
6 Jul 11
It's hard to believe because it's not true that it's becoming popular in Japan. It exists, but many people don't know that they can have a divorce ceremony here, and couples who do that are just a minority. Newspapers tend to exaggerate a lot, can't be helped... I heard that this ceremony is a little expensive, so I don't consider it being worth. If you're going to divorce, I think you have nothing to celebrate, as divorce is the end of a relationship.
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@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jul 11
I wonder whether it will lead to a trend...
@sanjay91422 (2678)
• India
6 Jul 11
IF they are getting apart then they are happy for it, they are not sad for that, that is the reason for them to celebrate. Suppose you have a fever and you want to get rid of it, finally after taking pills you get out of it, then you have the reason to celebrate right? Same way when the partner becomes the pain in the *** then you have the reason to celebrate when you get rid of him/her, right?
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@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jul 11
These couples must be so optimistic?
@myfb2009 (8308)
• Malaysia
6 Jul 11
In fact, this is my first time heard about this kind of ceremony being organized in Japan. When the said couple get married, it's a great wonderful celebration and we are worth to join. But when that couple have decided to divorce, i don't understand why should they organize the ceremony? By the way, how is it being done and celebrated? I think for most people who had gone through divorce, prefer to keep silence rather than announce that they are divorcing, right? It seems waste of time and money...
@youless (72096)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jul 11
Yes, I also don't understand it. It is a sad ceremony actually.
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