New divorce coping method involves guns and marriage memorabilia

Our post earlier this week focused on finding healthy ways to cope with the changes brought about by divorce and child custody disputes. Many divorcees choose to seek therapy for themselves and their children. Some find support in members of their church or from close friends.

Then there are those who cope in less-traditional ways. In the past decade or so, “divorce parties” have become a popular way to celebrate the transition back to being single. More recently, divorce party themes have been evolving to include some creative ways to blow off divorce-related steam. Getting divorced? How about a trip to the firing range?

For Valentine’s Day, a firing range in Las Vegas advertised a “just divorced” package. Owners of the facility said they came up with the idea about a year ago when a recently divorced woman brought in her wedding dress and asked if she could put a few rounds of bullets into it.

The “just divorced” package being offered in Vegas includes a one-hour shooting session with some heavy-duty weapons, including a machine gun. The approximately $500 package also includes access to the VIP lounge for the divorcee and up to four friends, a “just divorced” sash and complimentary transportation.

It’s unclear if this trend has made it to Missouri in any formal capacity, but it seems likely that this idea will soon catch on around the country.

Everyone handles grief and frustration in a different way. If you’re going through a divorce, you have to work through your issues in a way that makes sense to you. And as long as your coping mechanisms are safe and legal, no one else has a right to judge your process.

Source: Fox 13 Salt Lake City, “Gun range has something special for ‘Just Divorced’ on Valentine’s Day,” Ashton Edwards, Feb. 13, 2015

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