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Divorce Parties in New York City

NYC Wives Pre-Party Before Divorce

A woman thinking of leaving her husband must have a lot of questions. Like how will I meet another man? What does my future hold? And what about the settlement? Lucky women in NYC have the option of attending a pre-divorce party, where matchmakers, nutritionists, psychics (who will tell you if your man is cheating!), and lawyers are on hand, along with veteran divorcées, to answer all their questions. Often the soon-to-be exes have no idea that their wives attend such events.

One party-goer tells the New York Post:

"When I met my husband, he made $2 million a year. We had five cars, we used to go to Palm Beach, we used to go to London, we used to go to the Hamptons. Then one day he woke up and decided he didn’t want to go back to work. Now my father pays the rent, my father pays for health insurance, my father pays for our kids to go to camp — it’s not OK."

Ah, rich-people problems. I wonder if her father paid the $40 required to attend the event? While divorce parties have been around forever (OK, at least since January), pre-divorce parties are news to me! What are your thoughts?

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Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 7 years
Before I got to the end I was thinking "ugh only rich people" lol
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
The problem with the situation at the top is that if your husband won't work and you aren't okay with that, you get a job and leave him if you feel inclined. You don't just sit around bitching and let it fall to your parents, like its no biggie. You also drop the non neccesities, like camp, and start repairing your life. You don't have a party that wastes money and celebrates the ending of a commitment. It's a rich people problem because shes still attending pointless things, sending her kids to camp, while most people in this situation are wondering if the electricity will be shut off and how many different ways you can eat generic saltines.
dexaholic dexaholic 7 years
I'm all for the getting advice part, because people have no idea what is actually involved in, during and after a divorce. But a "party"? No thank you!
Miss-Infamous Miss-Infamous 7 years
You cant be serious...
skigurl skigurl 7 years
yes the woman in the quote is rich, but i wouldn't say that's a "rich person's problem" - i'd be pretty upset if my husband up and quit his job and my parents had to support us....and if nothing happened to change the situation and he refused to provide for the family i may get a divorce too! that's a pretty big problem, regardless of how much money he made initially
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
I feel like its a little shallow. Divorcing the your husband is a huge, messy ordeal and to go to a pre party just seems wrong. It makes divorce seem like a joke to me.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I'm not against divorce or anything. Shit happens. But some of these women... the one who's father now pays for everything, the one who was upset because she let her husband handle the finances and as it turns out he wasn't very good at it... That's why you don't marry for money, honey. That's why you learn how to support yourself before you become totally dependent on someone else. And a matchmaker? As if the first one didn't give you enough trouble. “It wasn’t long ago that everyone here was bemoaning the fact that we didn’t have a husband. Now we sit around a cocktail table bemoaning the fact that we do.” Never happy, are we?
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