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Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Divorce Fair?

Just what America needs?

The city of romance got a lesson in love's hard knocks Sunday, as thousands flocked to the French capital's first divorce fair.  The "New Start" trade fair aimed to tap into [a] booming market by bringing together 60 stands offering up both services obviously related to separation — law firms and counselors — and also more obscure disciplines aimed at helping people get back on their feet, like tarot card readers, makeover specialists and self-esteem coaches.

Conferences held throughout the two-day-long fair included talks entitled "Plastic surgery's role in re-conquering your image" and "How to re-seduce your partner using the Gestalt method," as well as "Meeting on the Web" and "Separation: What does a lawyer do?"

"We have long had the Marriage Fair," a massive annual trade fair in Paris catering to brides-to-be, "and I thought, 'why not a fair for people going through separations?,'" said Gaumet, adding that some 4,000 people visited the event over the weekend. "That's a real success for a first-time exhibition."

At the fair, held at a conference hall in northwestern Paris, the stands offering legal advice attracted the biggest crowds.

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I wish people didn't have to divorce I wish they could gt along.

Posted by: dollslikeus | Nov 14, 2009 7:06:04 AM

Good to see that the fair attracted so many visitors seeking help, but sad to see that the emphasis is on 'divorce' rather than 'starting over'. The UK's divorce fair - Starting Over Show - has NO private detectives exhibiting, unlike the Paris fair.

Posted by: suzymiller | Nov 14, 2009 2:54:15 PM

i was a great event

Posted by: rv rental | Nov 19, 2009 11:52:19 PM

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