Debenhams launches divorce gift list for separating couples | Money | The Guardian


Ok, this is just wrong folks.

Debenhams launches divorce gift list for separating couples

Debenhams today unveiled a divorce gift list service to encourage separating couples to ask their friends to pay for much-needed household items suited to their newly single life.

“With so many couples now living together before they marry, the wedding gift list concept is now regarded as more of an upgrade service, rather than stocking up the first home with the basics,” said Peter Moore, head of retail services at Debenhams.

Even though these stores have a right to sell whatever they want to whomever they want to sell it, I don’t like the message this sends about marriage, which is a fundamental building block of a stable society.

If someone ends their so-called “starter marriage” because of frivilously defined “irreconcilable (or as it’s now called, inconsolable) differences” (not including anything to do with abuse or abandonment), I would tell them to go buy their own dang stuff and leave me the heck out of it. As a splitting couple completely unfaithful to their marriage vows from the beginning, they probably signed a pre-nup.  Also, they each have divorce lawyers.  Let them divvy it up for them.

Sheesh.

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