When J. Lo announced her split from her husband Marc Anthony recently, everyone was surprised to see that the hot beauty wasn’t actually sitting and brooding. Instead, the singer celebrated her 42nd birthday by throwing a lavish birthday party!
Thanks to a strong support system, sensible friends, practical thinking and what not, women — young and old alike — seem to face such situations with more gusto than usual. With films like Break Ke Baad, Love Aaj Kal and several others focusing on how it’s not sensible to cry over spilt milk for too long, women especially, given the fact that they’re more financially independent too, seem to waste no time in getting a hold on their life back again.
Actress Gul Panag believes that it’s not just men who should have all the fun. She says, “In this day and age, it doesn’t make sense to sit and brood for long. We have to be stronger from within. Why should men have all the fun? It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t work out. The fact that you’ve split by itself means that it’s not meant to be.”
Relationship experts say that a holiday or even flings are some of the best ways to deal with a breakup. Saraswathi Bhaskar, relationship counsellor in Chennai says, “Women today are stronger mentally and physically than they used to be in the olden days. Earlier, a divorce for a woman was considered demeaning in society. However, a woman is practical enough to believe in moving on, and she has every right to!”
Actress Priya Anand talking about how it’s more about being flamboyant with and defiant observes, “The only thing that has changed is probably the way in which women go about handling difficult times. Maybe the older generation was stoic and carried on whereas the present generation of women are defiant and sometimes even flamboyant in their response. Plus if you were talking about losing a partner or a husband, it has become more acceptable now to move on.”