06/13/2012 04:30 pm ET

Divorce Parties - A Celebration Of Life Or Just Bad Taste?

Are divorce parties in bad taste?

We love rituals. We do. They make us feel connected and purposeful. Rituals may be religious, or not. They may be shared with hundreds or few. But we love them because they are transformative. Weddings transform single people into a married couple, funerals transform dead bodies into living souls. Dinner dates make Friday night sexy. Grand finals make families from strangers, and enemies of others.

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