Huh? How about not throwing the baby out with the bath water? There's a difference between abuse and criminal activity and simply divorcing for trivial matters. So its okay that a wife or husband can no fault divorce, but can be charged criminally in some states for adultery? How about states that allow the offended spouse to sue the "other woman", or "other man"? Do you disagree with that?<quoted text>
You may miss the days when divorce was more difficult, battered women ( or men ) stuck where they could not get out, molested children where they wife would actively turn her had the other way as she had no where else she could go other than to cover it up.
Are they really? Look at the divorce rate, much higher than my parents and grandparents generation, as with the cohabitiation rate, and out of wedlock birthrates.Our marriages are stronger today because of how easy divorce is.
there is a saying you may have heard of. "He that doeth evil hateth the light", that applies directly here.
If its only a "piece of paper" why get married, legally, at all then?Today marriages are more active, couples do things together to keep their marriages alive and strong and rely less on a piece of paper to keep it so.
So why did you seek out that piece of paper?I prefer my wife to be my wife because she wants to be my wife, not because some piece of paper makes her so.
It's a fear that my children are growing up in a culture that takes it commitments lightly, that marriage has become just another "life style choice". I have been married for 20 plus years, my parents were married until the day my father passed away. Both sets of grandparents, immigrants from southern Italy, were also married until my grandfathers passed away. All save one, of my siblings are married, two, like me, 20 plus years. There's an old expression, that I think Leo Buscaliga once said, or may have borrowed from his Sicilian grand mother, in regards to marriage: "Divorce never....murder...maybe".What is it that you are so afraid of? What is it that you want to do so desperately that you know it is too easy for your wife to divorce you for?
I never said the good old days were always good, nor tommorrow is as bad as it seems. I say Billy Joel at Yankee Stadium in the mid '80's by the way. But there was a time when a marriage vow meant far more than it does today. We both know that.You may not be old enough to remember, but I can tell you, the good old days werenít all that good, and tomorrow is not as bad as it seems.( I should call Billy Joel and get permission to use that )