Most people get married intending to lead a long life together. However, circumstances and people can change, and the end result is often that a couple chooses to part. A divorce is a stressful time for everyone involved. Informing friends and family of the impeding end of the marriage can be an additional source of stress, especially to those who might not have been privy to the strife that led to the decision to divorce.

To alleviate some of that stress, a man in another country has created a newsletter for a divorcing couple to distribute to family and friends announcing the end of the marriage. The newsletter includes the history of the couple, and any other information provided by the couple. This may include the events that led to the divorce and what each person plans to do going forward. For an additional cost, the newsletter can be converted into a version of the board game “The Game of Life,” with each square representing a milestone in the marriage. The final square reads “Happy Divorce!”

The creator of the quirky product has also created a divorce ceremony, which gives the couple a chance to reflect on their lives together and is intended to help with the parting process. He believes that couples who can part amicably have a better overall outlook on their futures as single persons.

Even under the best of circumstances, a divorce can be complicated. Anyone considering a divorce would be wise to seek legal counsel to ensure that personal assets, bank accounts and real estate investments are protected and that property division is performed equitably. But these things can be achieved amicably without a long court battle.

Source: Rocketnews.com, “Extra, Extra! Your Best Friends are Getting Happy Divorced!” Sept. 16, 2012