HALLOWEEN COSTUMES: Divorced right in time for Halloween and throwing a divorce party? One rule of etiquette

Well, there are no rules for a Halloween party. That’s the whole point, isn’t it? Let it rip. But just don’t wear a costume that’s supposed to evoke derogatory images of your ex like showing up as a short penis or something like that. halloweenMy client just told me that she thought of doing that, of getting a penis for a costume to make fun of her husband. I thought she was off the wall and I’m not even sure where she could get a costume like that, if at all, but I only chuckled. I made a point of not lecturing her. Because I know it’s just her way of trying to cope. It was a very difficult process and I forgive her lapse in judgment.
But why not take the high road and keep your divorce out of the party’s theme altogether? Why wear your wedding dress as a costume (that was her second choice)? Or show up as your husband’s “infinitesimal” penis?  I think it would be funny then, sort of, but in the long run, I think you will regret it. I say, think it over. Have a Halloween party or have a divorce party. Don’t mix the two because you don’t want to make a fool of yourself. Do you? You don’t want to hate yourself in the morning.
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