Italy is holding its first divorce fair, offering services such as life coaching and beauty advice to a booming number of separating couples in the Catholic country.
The organizers said the fair, which will be held in Milan on May 8-9, aims to help divorcing people start a new, happier life.
“Smiling is key to this fair, which also offers serious, practical advice for often dramatic situations,” Franco Zanetti, who created the event, told Reuters.
The services include divorce planning, anti-stalking help, and “new look” tips, the organizers said.
Echoing similar initiatives in the United States and elsewhere in Europe, visitors will also be able to subscribe to divorce gift lists at department stores in Milan.
Growing up in a “good Catholic state” I still remember happiness when we finally kicked out the worst examples of a state legislature entirely at the beck and call of the Dark Ages.
When I had my vasectomy, the urologist asked me to swear I had it done the next state over. I lived only five blocks from the pharmacist arrested for displaying condoms for sale – who had to go to the Supreme Court to win the right to sell contraceptive devices.
Good for you, Italy. Nice to see another nation climbing out from under the cross of state.