V-Day to see Divorce Club launched

BEIJING: A support group called the ‘Divorce Club’ will be launched on Valentine’s Day in Shanghai, aiming to help divorcees celebrate the ending of their marriages, state media reported on February 11. Around 135 “wealthy men and women” have already joined the club which will provide counselling services and organise social gatherings as well as divorce celebrations, said the Shanghai-based Youth Daily’s website. “Actually, to be released from a dead marriage is a happy occasion, so we chose Valentine’s Day (on February 14) to launch the club,” the website quoted the head of the club, Shu Xin, as saying. She said the club aimed to support people already divorced or considering divorce and help those facing problems being single again.