Monday, January 09, 2006

The Future of Marriage?

I just read something funny.

I was researching and came upon an interesting observation by someone. They were recommending the following system for the future of marriage:

"First of all," she says, "let's reject all notions of eternity from the outset. When marriage was created, forever was a lot less daunting than it is today. Forever back then was a lot less time than it is with the advent of modern medicine, etc. Also people don't need to get married so they can have kids to help them work the fields as was the case in many pre-industrial societies. So we will go back to the old Irish way of making marriage an annual contract. Every year, each spouse will have the option to renew the contract or walk away. This way people don't stay together just because it is a pain in the ass to get divorced."

This woman is a genius.

Why haven't we thought of this before? America means freedom of choice, then why can't we have the freedom of choosing if we want to stay in a marriage on an annual basis?

Wonder if it would work?

4 comments:

  1. I wish that rule would have been instituted before my first marriage. I would not have renewed my contract after the first year. Unfortunately, I went four more instead.

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  2. Maybe the trick is to read the 'fine print' before entering into any contract. If you see red flags, don't sign it. ;)

    I think this is taking marriage a little too lightly. Maybe that's why I'm still single after my divorce over 16 years ago; if it's not right, don't settle.

    I'm against pre-nups, too. If you don't feel like you can trust them, don't marry them.

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  3. Interesting...I have to agree, though, that it is to be forever; forever is not a concept, but a reality.

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  4. This would have saved me some cash back in 2000. Hmmm.

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