Although Islam allows divorce, it is discouraged because when initiated by women, they often face poverty due to the loss of all property. But divorces are on the rise in the Arab world, according to several indicators, including the UAE Center for Statistics. It was directed by Mostafa Abu Seif and was originally called “Dalilk El Zaki lil Talaq” (Your Smart Divorce Guide). Girlfriends` Guide to Divorce (also known as Girlfriends` Guide to Freedom in season 3, Girlfriends` Guide to Bossing Up in season 4 and Girlfriends` Guide to Ever After in season 5) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Marti Noxon for the American cable channel Bravo. Based on Vicki Iovine`s Girlfriends` Guides book series, the series revolves around Abby McCarthy, a self-help writer who finds solace in new friends and adventures as she faces an impending divorce. Lisa Edelstein plays the main character Abby. Beau Garrett and Necar Zadegan play the lead roles. Janeane Garofalo was part of the main cast for the first seven episodes of season 1 before leaving the cast. She is replaced in episode 8 by Alanna Ubach. Paul Adelstein starred in the first two seasons before being reduced to a recurring character for the third and fifth seasons. Retta returned in the second season of the series before being promoted to the main cast at the beginning of season 3. Gail Pennington of St. Girlfriends` Guide to Divorce has generally been rated positively by television critics.
Metacritic, which gives critics a weighted average rating of 100, gave the series an average rating of 69, based on 21 ratings. Lori Rackl of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the episode a 4-star rating (out of 4 stars), calling it “a sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking story about a Los Angeles-based self-help writer,” adding that the first two episodes “reveal a much more nuanced and poignant story, punctuated by really funny scenes.”  LaToya Ferguson of The A.V. Club gave the series an “A-” rating, calling it a “very solid drama” to be seen on HBO or Showtime. Ferguson also praised the characters and the clutter of the series, writing, “Visually, it`s almost flawless (there`s an obvious green screen moment in the pilot, but it`s not a level of struggle), but every character here is deeply flawed.”  Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times praised the portrayal of the characters throughout the show`s cast, keeping the series “skillfully acted, clearly written, and ready to tackle all sorts of topics — marriage, betrayal, family economics, friendship, even the pitfalls of public domesticity — in pleasantly complex ways.”  Brian Lowry, who wrote for Variety, applauded the show`s cast and material, noting how he adheres to the network`s demographics while maintaining a level of quality.  NBCUniversal Formats has partnered with Dubai- and Cairo-based production company S Productions for the first international adaptation of the comedy drama series “Girlfriends` Guide to Divorce,” which airs on dubai-based broadcaster MBC. In the Arabic adaptation of “divorce,” Egyptian actress Injy Al Moqaddem (“Al Me`adeya”) plays Farida Al-Shazly, a successful marriage self-help writer who goes through a divorce and pays attention to every element of it. Farida finds herself and falls in love with her new single life, her friends and her freedom. The Arabic-language remake, titled “45 Rules of Divorce,” is produced by S Productions in collaboration with Universal Studio Group for MBC`s MBC4 channel and its Shahid streaming platform. “In our motivation to promote women`s empowerment and promote dialogue on the current issue of separation, we see series like `45 Divorce Rules` paving the way for the transformation of our society,” said Saliee Waly, CEO of S Productions. Today, as a 40-year-old single woman, she seeks advice from her friends to live a happy life. The series was written by Mahmoud Ezzat, directed by Mohamed Salama and produced by S production. In October 2021, it was announced that MBC Group, in collaboration with its production company S Productions for Universal Content Productions, was developing its own version of the AMERICAN series, Girlfriends` Guide to Divorce, with Sally Waly.
The series has been given the green light for 45 episodes of the fifth and final season, which premiered on MBC 4 on November 21, 2021, Shahid VIP & S Productions is working on its first comedy drama series: The 45 Rules of Divorce.   The first season was released on DVD in Region 1 on October 13, 2015.  On November 1, 2015 , season 1 of Girlfriends` Guide to Divorce became available to Netflix subscribers streaming in the United States.  The show is also available on e-commerce platforms such as iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.  El Mokkaddem will also be featured in the TV series “Bayt Al Maadi” (House of Al Maadi), which will also debut on the streaming service. “This series will inspire our audience to start a dialogue about how to take control of their own lives,” she added. “Our goal is to highlight the idea that women are not defined by who they marry. In addition, the humorous interpretation of everything facilitates acceptance.
“Qawaed Al Talaq Al 45” is based on the American television series “Girlfriends` Guide to Divorce”, which ran for five seasons from 2014 to 2018. “Qawaed Al Talaq Al 45” marks El Mokkaddem`s lead role in a television series and Shahine`s acting debut. A new season can only be added after the end of the previous season and after the announcement of the new season. Once you`ve created a new season, you`ll have 4 hours to add the first episode, or the season can be deleted automatically. The series is set to debut on vip platform Shahid on November 21 and air on MBC 4 the next day. Produced by Universal Cable Productions, it is the first series of original screenplays for Bravo.  A first season in 13 parts was commissioned by the channel, which premiered on December 2, 2014.  The show debuted with 1.04 million viewers. Reviews for the series were initially generally positive, with particular praise for Edelstein`s performance and the quality of the series compared to the reality series on Bravo. The show was eventually renewed for a second season, which premiered on December 1, 2015.  On April 13, 2016, it was announced that Bravo had renewed the series for a third, fourth and fifth seasons.
 On August 5, 2016, it was announced that the fifth season would be the last of the series.  Sign up now to find fans of your favorite movies and shows! The series consists of 45 episodes and also stars Heidy Karam, Sally Shahine, Ingi Abu Zeid, Omar El Shenawy, Hana Sheha, Gihan El Shamashergy and others. Enrique Guillén, Executive Vice President of Business Strategy and International Development at Universal Studio Group, said: “`45 Rules of Divorce` is a bold, funny and warm comedy that we would like to bring to Middle Eastern audiences. We are incredibly proud that this new Arabic-language series is the first international version of our successful `Girlfriends` Guide to Divorce format. Three successful independent women fight against gender stereotypes on a daily basis and work tirelessly to get the happy life they deserve.