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S. Korea's first divorce magazine launched

All Headlines 16:58 January 25, 2011

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Yonhap) -- The first edition of a magazine for divorced people was launched Tuesday to provide what the publisher said will be helpful information for adjusting to life after the breakup.

The monthly magazine, named "Divorce Story," will target readers who need tips from professionals on legal and financial matters or psychological assistance after going through a divorce. It will be available at bookstores for 9,000 won (US$8.05).

"This is the first professional magazine that deals with the theme of divorce," the magazine's publisher Kim Ji-tae said. "Many people worry about the high divorce rate in South Korea, but they only worry, without caring for the people who have gone through it."

Kim said he decided to launch the magazine because although preventing a divorce is the best policy, he wanted to help those who "take the path inevitably."

According to the latest government census, 124,000 couples filed for divorce in 2009, up from 45,694 couples in 1990 and 11,615 couples in 1970. The official divorce rate per population was not available.


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