While the term “divorce ceremony” may sound strange to some, they are quickly gaining popularity with some divorcing couples. The reason these ceremonies are becoming more popular is because they are a tool to help children of divorce cope with their parent’s divorce, and for the parent’s to reaffirm their commitment to raising their children as a parental unit.
Unlike a wedding ceremony, divorce ceremonies are typically a more solemn affair. The point of the ceremony is to allow the parties involved to recognize the end of the relationship, with the hope of providing closure to the parties. Additionally the ceremony attempts to allow all the parties involved to deal with the hurt, anger and blame that can come out of a divorce.
Divorce ceremonies have been held for centuries in the Jewish religion. But now as more couples opt to have a divorce ceremony, now other places of religion have begun to facilitate them. The ceremonies vary considerably from couple to couple, but the centerpiece of the ceremony is the divorcing couple reciting vows in front of their children, family and friends, committing themselves to their roles as co-parents.