Divorce in numbers*
No doubt you’ve seen my smiling face plastered across social media this week. If not just to give you a quick background and get you up to speed – I’m recently divorced and I’m listing my wedding dress on eBay, I wrote a rather scathing description and it’s now everywhere. And I mean everywhere. Phew. It’s currently had 75 bids and is standing at over 65k. I’m pretty sure these are fake bids (who in there right mind would pay that?!) but even so, it’s been a proper laugh. Read the complete back story here.
I expected that it might get picked up by someone somewhere (and in my wildest dreams I thought it would be great for The Lad Bible) but the reaction has literally been INSANE. I’ve been everywhere from a mention on BBC Radio Derby this morning (my mum will be so proud!) to not one but TWO German TV channels and even the morning news across the pond in Chicago. I think it seems to have really captured the imagination of pretty much the whole world for some reason! So a lot of people have been in touch, including divorce lawyers in London (although a little too late for me!) who have come up with this fabulous and, quite frankly, ridiculous, infographic about divorce.
Highlights for me include the biggest divorce settlement (makes my dress total look absolutely miniscule) and the oldest divorcees – really, at that age, why would you bother?!
Now – I must say, laughter got me through a really terrible time in my life so this should really cheer up anyone who is going through the same thing. Oh, and if you think my marriage was short, spare a thought for Britney Spears. She takes the (really quite impressive) title of the shortest ever marriage with just 55 hours.