Couples turning towards cordial divorces celebrate with Divorce Parties. Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, supports and endorses this trend. “Having a social event that defines the divorce as cordial and sends the message to friends and family that the divorce will not rupture their social circles,” explains Dr. Bonnie who adds that this ritual helps bridge the loneliness gap that usually accompanies divorce.

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2011

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, family therapist endorses the concept of “divorce parties.” From a recent New York Times article featuring couples throwing parties to “celebrate” their upcoming divorce, debates among psychologists differ. “I think throwing a party for your friends offers an olive branch to friends, family, and extended family members giving the message that the divorce doesn’t have to signal side taking and estrangements among loved ones,” Dr. Bonnie explains.

Generally, parties are for celebrations. Divorce is most often characterized by grief, anger, depression, fear, and depicts the ending of a bad relationship. “However, having a social event that portrays the couple as cordial, working together as a team, and refusing to pit friends against their Ex is a step towards bridging the loneliness gap that so many divorcees face,” Dr. Bonnie says.

In an era where post divorce fights about children, money, and living arrangement issues abound, making a public statement to keep the couples social structure intact is a healthy departure. “While I recommend therapy for most divorced individuals, there is much to be said for social support during the healing process. Keeping instead of losing friends is key during this difficult time of transition for divorcees,” advises Dr. Bonnie.

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD is the author of Make Up Don’t Break Up, NY Times Reader’s Choice award for best dating book 2010. The book highlights communication techniques such as the Smart Heart Dialogue. “The Smart Heart Dialogue is a technique that can ideally be used for couples after they end their marriage. This form of communication offers fair discussions for conflict resolution and to avoid escalation of conflict,” Dr. Bonnie adds.

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil (Dr. Bonnie) is a relationship expert who was named by Psychology Today as one of America’s best therapists, and by New York Magazine as one of New York City’s best therapists. Known as “The Adultery Buster” and the “No. 1 Love Expert,” she is the best-selling author of Adultery: The Forgivable Sin (adapted into a Lifetime movie starring actress Kate Jackson), Make Up Don’t Break Up, Finding and Keeping Love for Singles and Couples (Revised edition Feb 2010, including DVD How to Fall in Love and Stay in Love for Singles and Couples) and winner of the NY Times Reader’s Choice award for best dating book 2010, Can We Cure and Forgive Adultery?, Staying Not Straying, How Not to (S)mother Your Man and Keep a Woman Happy, and Financial Infidelity (Making Money Sexy).
Dr. Bonnie has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, a three-day series on NBC’s The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show five times, a four day series on Fox TV regarding dating, Discovery Health documentary “Infidelity” and A&E on addictions. She appears frequently on ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC News, The View, 20/20, and CNN. Visit Dr. Bonnie at http://www.DoctorBonnie.com.

Dr. Bonnie has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, a three-day series on NBC’s The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show five times, a four day series on Fox TV regarding dating, Discovery Health documentary “Infidelity” and A&E on addictions. She appears frequently on ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC News, The View, 20/20, and CNN. Visit Dr. Bonnie at http://www.DoctorBonnie.com.

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, author of the NY Times Reader’s Choice Award winning book Make Up Don’t Break Up with accompanying DVD Falling in Love and Staying In Love counsels couples considering breaking up, people who have committed adultery, and couples who want to strengthen their relationships damaged by resentment or unresolved anger, teaching people to “fight” to increase passion, bring back magic and restore the sizzle. Dr. Bonnie teaches Smart Heart Dialogue along with communication and connection tools, and counsels families and children.

For interview contact Diane Dennis, Inspired Media Communication at 503-678-1356 or dianeden(at)centurytel(dot)net.

# # #

|Diane Dennis
Inspired Media Communication
(503) 678-1356
Email Information

About

Comments are closed.

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial