Carol Platt Liebau: Marriages of Convenience

Monday, April 02, 2007

Marriages of Convenience

This story, about women divorcing their husbands, is somewhat startling. Although divorce is an unqualified blessing in cases of infidelity, cruelty, abuse or other wrongdoing, it's amazing to read about females who decide to junk marriages of many years' standing for reasons like the following: "I loved my husband, but I was not in love with him like you should be in love."

Apparently, these people don't remember that they took an oath -- not just to each other but before God -- to love, honor and cherish until death parts them. Did they mean what they pledged, or was it all just about getting to wear a white dress and be the center of attention for a day?

Such behavior strikes me as wrong . . . whether it's the husband or the wife who's bailing out of the union just for kicks.


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