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The Commercialisation of Divorce 3rd March 2010
Should we be turning divorce into a business?

The UK has one of the highest divorce rates in the world, with nearly half of all marriages ending this way. It is so common now that attitudes to it seem to be changing and on Sunday, a divorce fair takes place in London, billed as an event to help people bounce back from relationship break-ups and life crises. Elsewhere, businesses have sprung up selling divorce cakes, cards and badges. Journalist Kathryn Flett and author Amy Poon join Jenni to discuss the concept of the commercialisation of divorce. Why do some people want to celebrate divorce, with an opportunity to buy divorce cards and gifts? How appropriate is it to make money out of what has traditionally been seen as a pretty miserable experience?


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