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  • The grounds for divorce should be stricter

    Divorce is making marriage a joke. Why even marry when you cpuld just divorce the person tomorrow. Relationship takes time and effort, Especially marriage because it is a serious and sacred thing. But when things get a little hard, People immediately resort to divorce citing irrevocable differences. In this case, Marriage is like entering into relationship as gf/bf. With divorce, People could just end their marriage with no serious tjought just because they find their new co-worker more attractive. I mean, If you are not ready to settle down why marry? Marriage should be a serious matter with serious consequences and a jail-out card should not be easily obtained. The grounds for divorcr should be stricter. The law should make divorce harder.

  • Marriage is a Serious Commitment

    Marriage is a social construct that takes two individuals from different family units and unites them in order to create a new family unit. This new family unit is critical to the proper socialization of children born within it. As such, Strong marriages should be supported by government and society at large. Making divorce easy to obtain devalues the importance of the marriage commitment and allows family units to dissolve with detrimental effects to the proper socialization of the children. It teaches them that marriage is only for convenience, Commitments are only temporary, The self is more important than the collective, Family is unimportant, Values are volatile, And you can trust no one. When these attitudes become the norm, Society as a whole suffers.
    This is not to say that divorce should never be an option. When abuse occurs in its myriad of forms, There must be a remedy. However, A no-fault divorce because we fell out of love should not be easy to obtain. The contract of marriage having been legally entered into, Should only be dissolved based on the default of one of the partners, Which includes abuse and infidelity. There also should be penalties given for the individual that defaults on the contract.

  • Divorce should only be granted when there is abusive situation

    The cost of divorces are not just personal but to the society. These cost should be transferred to help the couples reconcile instead of creating incentives for people wanting divorces. Many people do not know how to love or deal with conflicts. Relationship skills should be taught just like school curriculum. The majority of divorces can be saved if there is a will, proper values, and resources. Divorces is a significant factor in the decline of Western civilization.

  • Yes, divorce should be harder to get.

    If a person doesn't like the little weight another person has put on
    they feel they can get a divorce to be with a skinnier model. The person put on a little weight having his children. Now, the mother is left with children. He is off making more babies that he will be leaving. Make couples stay together until death.

  • More expensive like 20,000

    We need more benefits to being married and laws like a married couple aren't allowed to live apart unless legally separated and that would be 2000 and it only lasts 2 months. 20,000 for a divorce. Child support given to who keeps the marriage and kids stay in marriage. So if wife leave husband automatically gets everything. And she can get a 20,000 dollar divorce loan. Divorce is killing society

  • Getting a divorce nowadays is so simple. Anyone can walk out on anyone for anything.

    Children nowadays are the ones most affected by divorce. I believe that a parent shouldn't just be able to walk out like it is nothing. Not only does it make life harder for everyone, it makes the words "death do us part." a little fake don't you think? It's disappointing.

  • You got married

    If you decided to get married to someone whom you don't know well enough to decide whether they might be abusive or not that is your fault for jumping into a marriage. If you decided to get married you should atleast try to work it out before getting a divorce, and if you have kids you should definetly try harder to stay together but if it doesn't work out at least take a month to try to work things out

  • Divorce is not just a personal decision but a social issue

    I agree that divorce is definitely a way to escape bad and abusive marriages, however I find it very hard to believe that 55% of marriages are bad ones. So a large amount of divorces can be avoided which not only benefits the couple involved but ensures a much more stable and loving environment for their children and leads to a more stable society as the family unit is the foundation of a society. There may be people who argue that the traditional family unit can be replaced by other relationships however it has been established that these relationships have a much higher rate of failure even when compared to marriages.

  • Marriage is the foundation of Society

    Divorce should be made much more harder to attain...

    Since marriage is the foundation of a society. Easy divorce laws do nothing but give people incentives to end their marriages rather than work on fixing them. It provides an easy way out rather than tackling the problem head on. I believe removing those incentives, by toughening up divorce laws and removing any welfare/benefits out of divorce will, first make people more responsible about choosing their marriage partner (since divorce will not be an option, except for a few cases), second it will force couples in unhappy marriages to start working on their marriages (since escape through divorce will not be an option), third there would be considerable savings for the Goverment, fourth less children would suffer as there would be far less broken households with single parents. Also it's been shown how damaging divorce can be for children, it affects every aspect of a child's life, be it education, ethics/morality, behaviour/action plus those children themselves are more likely to divorce in their own marriages since they have not had anyone to lookup to (two parents) for guidance. Plus it's not just children but the whole family and in-laws that suffer as a result of a break up. In addition, I am a christian and believe in the sanctity of marriage. In the bible divorce is only permitted in a few extreme cases and even then it's not encouraged.
    I also believe quite strongly that, these Divorce laws, Cultural and Social changes, Religious/Moral changes, Womens rights/Feminism have played a fundamental role in the destruction of traditional Western Culture as can be seen by the increase of Violent crime, Gun crime, other criminal activities, out of wedlock children, pre-maritial sex, teenage pregnancies, increase in illiteracy in schools, breakdown of traditional morals and people's tendency to look at marriage as a contract and not as a Covenent.

  • Marriage is the foundation of a society

    Divorce should be made much more harder to attain...

    Since marriage is the foundation of a society. Easy divorce laws do nothing but give people incentives to end their marriages rather than work on fixing them. It provides an easy way out rather than tackling the problem head on. I believe removing those incentives, by toughening up divorce laws and removing any welfare/benefits out of divorce will, first make people more responsible about choosing their marriage partner (since divorce will not be an option, except for a few cases), second it will force couples in unhappy marriages to start working on their marriages (since escape through divorce will not be an option), third there would be considerable savings for the Goverment, fourth less children would suffer as there would be far less broken households with single parents. Also it's been shown how damaging divorce can be for children, it affects every aspect of a child's life, be it education, ethics/morality, behaviour/action plus those children themselves are more likely to divorce in their own marriages since they have not had anyone to lookup to (two parents) for guidance. Plus it's not just children but the whole family and in-laws that suffer as a result of a break up. In addition, I am a christian and believe in the sanctity of marriage. In the bible divorce is only permitted in a few extreme cases and even then it's not encouraged.
    I also believe quite strongly that, these Divorce laws, Cultural and Social changes, Religious/Moral changes, Womens rights/Feminism have played a fundamental role in the destruction of traditional Western Culture as can be seen by the increase of Violent crime, Gun crime, other criminal activities, out of wedlock children, pre-maritial sex, teenage pregnancies, increase in illiteracy in schools, breakdown of traditional morals and people's tendency to look at marriage as a contract and not as a Covenent.

  • Completely unnecessary and outright stupid

    As a child of divorce I think this is insane. It took 4 years for my parents to divorce and they were the worst 4 years of my life, don't push this process out even longer on future children. My parents didn't love each other anymore and if they don't, then they should be permitted to have a divorce. The law should keep us safe, not a abused woman in a harming relationship.

  • No its stupid

    If you dont love that person then move on. Dont stay with anyone that cant do anything for you just move on with your life and call it a good day it should be fast and easy not hard and slow whats wrong with you people huh i just dont under stand

  • It should be harder to get married

    The problem is that it is very easy to get married. If you want to reduce divorces, make more difficult the process to get married. People should be required to live with their future spouse for 2 years before they are allowed to marry. It is easy to have a relationship when they don't live together.

  • Abusive relationships should be escapable

    Approximately 1/4 relationships have experienced a verbally or physically abusive from their partner. Why should humans be forced to be married to someone who hurts them physically or mentally? It is only after marriage or knowing someone or living with someone for a long time that people begin to see different sides of a person. Someone who you believe to be peaceful and perfect could also be your worst nightmare. I believe that marriages should not made more difficult to escape if they want.

  • Why live unhappy !!!!

    People sometimes don't always love the same person for there whole life. Even though they thought that they would. So why do you think that they should have to go through all that trouble to get a divorce. When yet all you have to do to a boyfriend is say it over and they leave. So why be unhappy,

  • Why live unhappy?

    My parents had a divorce when I was about 3 years old and I can still remember the fights. Now both my parents have remarried and have children with their new spouses and everyone is happy. Why hurt your child even more by fighting every day in front of them? Instead two new families were made and are living happy.

  • Does not address the underline problem .

    We should be working to make sure people don't rush in to married and have kids. Forcing people to just have to "stick it out" is just crap idea. Yes kids do better when the parents are together, but you know what else. They do better in loving families too.

  • That's a bad idea.

    Legally, any two consenting adults are allowed to become legally bonded. If two consenting adults are allowed to enter into this agreement with pretty much no other factors or requirements, why should it be any harder to break those bonds and get divorced than it was to get married in the first place? That violates individual rights, and sets the precedent that you can't take back consent after you've given it, no matter how much the situation may change. At best, this would lead to people stuck in unhappy marriages because it really is just too hard to get out of it. Divorces, in and of themselves, are not bad, so honestly why would we *want* to make them more difficult to obtain?

  • What on Earth for?

    It's already difficult and expensive to get a divorce, and requires use of a legal system that often fosters even more animosity among the people doing so.

    You want to reduce the number of divorces? Make it harder to GET MARRIED. Any two people with photo ID and the cash can get a marriage license.

  • What's the point?

    Marriage is the legal union between two consenting individuals. The right to dissolve this union should be guaranteed, and no one should be able to stand in their way. The U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to privacy, and to make divorce, a dissolution of this legal union, more difficult would be an infringement on the individuals' right to privacy. Divorce is already expensive and difficult; what would be the benefit of making it more difficult? It would just complicate things for everyone.


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