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No one will deny that getting divorced is a dramatic, major life change. The highs and lows that accompany this experience are numerous and unpredictable. What better way to handle them than by baring them all on reality television?
RealityWanted, a casting agency for reality television shows, is looking for men and women who have recently divorced and are ready to start their new lives. If you’re looking to spice up your new look, get help getting back into the dating pool or just need help getting your life back together, why not apply? The advertisement runs until January 12, 2009, and applicants from anywhere in the United States are welcome.
Normally if one of my friends just got divorced and was considering doing this, I would say, “Are you crazy?! No!” Getting a divorce is such an intense emotional and personal experience that I think it warrants privacy, self-reflection, and contemplation. It’s a time when you are incredibly vulnerable and trying to rediscover who you are. How can you do that with cameras following you at every turn?
However, I realize if life is throwing one giant change at you, why not do something totally random and unexpected to deal with it? Perhaps tackling two crazy big changes at the same time could lead to double the personal knowledge and growth.
What’s your take on dealing with a major life change in front of the camera? If you’re recently divorced, will you be responding to the casting call? Why or why not?
—Laura Lee Bloor