I’ve always been of the opinion that a divorce party is fine if someone wants to do that. It’s a huge life event and if someone feels like celebrating or commemorating it with a social event, why not. This article in today’s New York Times points out that a divorce shower may be a good idea —- if someone is getting used to a new home, why not help out with things he or she might really need as a result of the split-up? I agree with the quote “The kitchen is an intimate space, and if you’ve been married for 25 years . . . you really form attachments to the items you’ve been using.” I’ve often heard it said by a spouse “Oh, s/he’s just asking for that [insert personal property item] to hurt me. S/he doesn’t really want it.” That’s probably true sometimes, but I don’t doubt that either gender can form attachments to patio furniture, books, a barbeque grill, the wedding crystal, or cooking items. Why not have a divorce shower and replace some of those items?