All people deal with change in different ways. Whether residing in Ohio or another state, most people go through a divorce with the prevailing mood likely to be depression, or at least a more-than-usual and longer lasting attack of anxiety. The fear of the unknown has been known to unhinge people who are in a divorce.
For some people, therapy is often an answer. It at least allows the person to continue functioning in an environment that may be hauntingly void of the securities of the past. Talking and planning with a therapist at the helm can work for many persons. Others will prefer the ascetic life of solitary suffering and “taking it like a man.”
In that way, they can forge a stronger character by accepting the smoldering emotional pain. Living with it and not complaining is the preferred manly way of surviving a divorce transition. For others, however, something much more dramatic and liberating is desired.
For those in the last category, a boutique industry has emerged, perhaps more so in places like Las Vegas, where risk in the name of self-discovery is a kind of specialty. The new industry provides parties and other adventures as a way to transition into a new life. One man in Vegas, therefore, took a jump out of an airplane from 15,000 feet high in the air.
He was paying for a skydiving experience, and overcoming not just his fear of heights but also his fear of being newly single. He is in a group that goes after the excitement of a party to greet post-divorce life. Vegas is ideal for the many businesses that cater to this craving. It is a place for quick divorces and unlimited entertainment. It makes logical sense for the party to start right there.
However, the companies that specialize in post-divorce parties and exciting events don’t just exist in party venues -- they may be found in Ohio and elsewhere. Actually, through the Internet nowadays the divorce party is likely to be available everywhere. For those who cannot quite see the quiet, suffering approach to adjusting to a new life, this may be the way to go.
Source: ABC News, "In Vegas, Not Just Bachelor Parties, But Also Divorce Parties", Juju Chang, Erin Brady and Ashley Louszko, June 28, 2014