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.More than any other country,Ē writes Harvard law professor Mary Ann Glendon,ďthe United States has accepted the idea of no-fault divorce. From a Deseret News Editorial of July, 2012.
ďMore than any other country,Ē writes Harvard law professor Mary Ann Glendon,ďthe United States has accepted the idea of no-fault, no-responsibility divorce.Ē
ďThe United States appears unique among Western countries,Ē says Glendon,ďin its relative carelessness about assuring either public or private responsibility for the economic casualties of divorce.Ē
Glendonís acclaimed 1987 book,ďAbortion and Divorce in Western Law,Ē explored how permissive standards for divorce undermined the ideal of marriage as a durable, commitment-laden, life-long institution and how discretionary and inconsistently enforced child support laws damaged children.
Twenty-five years later, the casualties of Americaís permissive divorce laws continue to mount. In todayís Deseret News, Sara Israelsen-Hartley explores the high social costs associated with divorce and documents bold efforts underway to make divorce less permissive.
Undoubtedly, family dissolution is emotionally costly to the individuals involved. But University of Minnesota professor Bill Doherty notes,ďThereís hardly any social problem that the government is involved in and spending a lot of money on that isnít heavily affected by marriages not forming and marriages breaking up.Ē
Rethinking divorce law: recognizing personal, social costs associated with easy divorce
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.
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.
I prefer my wife to be my wife because she wants to be my wife, not because some piece of paper makes her so. 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?
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 )