Check in married and then check out single

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 05/29/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




The American marriage, it seems, is on the rocks. The common line — true or not — is that half of all marriages in this country end in divorce.

So here comes a plucky entrepreneur from, of all places, the Netherlands, with a wild, you’ve-got-to-be-joking plan to profit from the sorry state of so many American unions.

It’s called Divorce Hotel, and the idea is this: Check in on Friday, married. Then, with the help of mediators and independent lawyers, check out on Sunday, divorce papers in hand, all for a flat fee.

And — why not? — toss in some reality TV for good measure.

Unusual as it sounds, the Divorce Hotel concept is up and running in the Netherlands, where its mastermind, Jim Halfens, is helping unhappy marrieds divorce en suite. Seventeen couples have tried it so far. All but one left divorce-ready.

Now Mr. Halfens, 33, wants to take the idea to the United States. He is negotiating with hotels in several cities, including New York and Los Angeles, as well as with law firms and, yes, two television production companies — for a reality show.

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Well, to be honest, this just may not be that bad of an idea for some folk. I mean, it is much less costly and some truly do end their marriage on "good" grounds. I do know a few.

I am not sure about the TV part of it. If I was to ever get a divorce (which I cannot ever foresee occurring), this just may be an avenue worth checking out.

Sure it is a money grab but aren't all divorce lawyers? i could even see this type of thing helping people, perhaps get their marriage back. Having a weekend alone to talk and think, just may be all that a couple really needed.

Thoughts? How do you feel about this coming to a Country near you?


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Sal - posted on 05/29/2012




And yet a gay couple can't get married as it is will go against the morals of marriage... Maybe the kardashians could get a bulk discount...

Stifler's - posted on 05/29/2012




I think it's a good idea. If you can get a spurned partner to agree to it. I know I wouldn't if Damian left me.

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