1st 'Divorce Expo' Puts Positive Face on Breakups

New York exposition offers tips on dating, plastic surgery, and lawyering up

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 31, 2012 3:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – Divorcees looking for a little advice (or the company of formerly married peeps) are heading over to the so-called divorce expo in New York today, the New York Times reports. “We’re putting a positive face on divorce,” says Francine Baras, co-founder of Start Over Smart—which costs $75 and up at the Metropolitan Pavilion this weekend. "Although it’s difficult and a big transition for most people, there is light at the end of the tunnel. There is a post-divorce life.”

What can visitors expect? Those already on the dating trail can hear advice from the author of "Investidate: How to Investigate Your Date." Married folk who are considering divorce can attend talks by matrimonial law experts. And divorcees seeking a nip or a tuck can pick up tips from plastic surgeons. Tonight, a dating coach will be on hand: “I’m telling them they do not have a scarlet letter D on their forehead,” she says. "The people they’re dating don’t see it that way. Lose that kind of insecurity before you even step back in.”

Divorcees can learn how to move on with their lives at the Start Over Smart divorce expo.   (Shutterstock)
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