The company says society is now 'much more accepting' of divorce
Divorce parties celebrating newly-single statuses are already popular in the US
A UK travel firm has launched weekend breaks for women going through a divorce.
Paul Southgate, managing director of Orchid, said: 'With studies suggesting that around 42 per cent of marriages now end in divorce, we expect our divorce parties to grow in popularity.
'Society's attitude towards divorce is shifting and people are becoming much more accepting of it.
'We know that any relationship break up can be stressful and upsetting, so our new divorce party breaks are designed to be a fun break in relaxing surroundings.
'They're an ideal opportunity for newly-single women to reconnect with their friends, consider their options and have some fun in the process.'
He said while divorce parties have been popular in the US for a while, the trend is new to the UK.
The specialist operator sells weekend packages in four and five-star spa and boutique hotels in cities throughout the UK including in London, Bath, Oxford and Cheltenham.