5 thoughts on “Final Date: Italian Government Holds Divorce Fair for Separating Couples”

  1. W=c,

    I’ve been told my twisted-ness is one of my more endearing qualities. BTW, sorry for the coffee mishap over the “luggage” joke. I’m just doing my small part to bolster the retail consumer electronics portion of the market.

  2. Aside from the amusement and novelty of this fair, I think it is a good idea to help awaken some couples that they can confront problems and find solutions. At Texas Drug Rehabs we find that most divorcing couples where alcohol or drug addiction is to blame, would love to their clean partner of the past, but don’t believe that there is any hope.

    This comes from a rehab industry that fails 90% of the time. Effective treatment can bring someone back to their senses and a “fair” that would help intervene with such problems could really help.

    Whatever it takes to get someone to confront their situation is useful. I lived in Europe for some years and Italians have strange mix of strong expectations and tons of temptations, but they still have a strong family base…we could learn from their commitment to keeping families together.

  3. It’s also a good place to throw or get thrown from the top of a Ferris wheel.

  4. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!!!
    I hope it is as lovely for you all as it is meant to be!
    [sans Vodka] 😉

    ‘Although it was made legal in the 1970s, it is still frowned upon by the Catholic Church and can take three years, including two years of separation and a year more for the legal process, our correspondent says.

    More than 130,000 couples in Italy split up or divorced in 2007.’

    here is an interesting study:http://www.divorcereform.org/compare.html

    some stats…
    Of the 13 nations with 0.2 to 0.3% divorce:
    -5 have 3+-year wait periods,
    -3 have 1- or 2-year wait periods,
    -1 has mandatory counseling,
    -5 have weaker counseling laws.

    So I’m thinking that it was just a matter of time before an industry as big as divorce spawned a trade fair of it’s own. 🙁

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