Cha-Ching: Our World of Failed Relationships Gives Birth to the ‘Divorce Registry’ by Alex Parker
…But her Cupid-struck compadres would’ve done well to learn the clove hitch: Those knots, as it turned out, were quite loose. Nearly all the nuptials have ended in divorce.
A mutual friend has suggested she’s owed compensation. The way he sees it, there was a social contract: She shelled out cash based on the notion that the marriages would last.
But relationships are complicated, and now a new social phenomenon is set to plunge my gallivanting gal pal further into debt: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the “divorce registry.”
As reported by the (Link): New York Post, two companies — Fresh Starts Registry and Divorcist — are helping divorcees put together their newly-swingin’ single lives:
At a moment when the [idea] of a registry has expanded beyond weddings and baby showers to everything from getting a puppy to Galentine’s Day, these sites want to normalize, and streamline, the process of restocking a home after it’s split apart.
So you may have lost a spouse, but you’re bound to gain a blender.
Speaking to the Post, Fresh Starts Registry founder Olivia Dreizen Howell laments, “There’s no place that celebrates these big life changes.”
Jan 19, 2022
By Doree Lewak
Breaking up is hard to do — especially when your ex took most of your stuff.
Enter the divorce registry. Two new companies — Fresh Starts Registry and Divorcist — have sprung up to help recent divorcees put their lives back together one blender at a time. At a moment when the notion of a registry has expanded beyond weddings and baby showers to everything from getting a puppy to Galentine’s Day, these sites want to normalize, and streamline, the process of restocking a home after it’s split apart.
“There’s no place that celebrates these big life changes. We tend to celebrate babies and weddings, but not everything else in between,” Fresh Starts Registry founder Olivia Dreizen Howell told The Post. She believes that we’re looking at divorce all wrong, and that getting out of a bad marriage should be fêted, not frowned upon. She’s hoping her business will help with that reframing.
…“It’s so overwhelming to go through a divorce,” said Howell, who has a background in social media marketing. “And on top of that, someone takes half your kitchen items and you have to rebuild it by yourself.”