Designing After Divorce

I ran across this article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and found it very interesting.  The article is entitled “Decorating After Divorce,” and it featured the decorating exploits of several folks after their divorces.  You can read it for yourself here:  (For some reason the link function is malfunctioning here in WordPress land…I apologize for the long link!)

Although I am not divorced myself, I know many people who are.  And, it would seem, that the general premise of this article holds true.  How many of us haven’t wanted to make major changes following a break-up or divorce?

Don’t many women get a new hairstyle or shop for a new wardrobe after a break-up?  Or, what about the guy who buya new car and colors the gray out of his hair? 

It would seem that after a divorce or a break-up of a long-term relationship, redecorating one’s home would be a sign of moving forward.  A chance for a fresh start.  A way to leave the pain of the lost relationship behind.

However, based upon some of the comments left after the article on the Star Tribune’s website, I may be in the minority in my thoughts.  It seems that some people thought the article was shallow, and that the entire idea of redecorating after divorce is ridiculous. 

So, I will put the question to you:  What do you think of the premise that folks redecorate or remodel their homes following a divorce?  Does it happen often?  Have you done it?  Why or why not?  I would love to hear what you think…be sure to let me know!


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