She pondered a moment and then, "Welp, every time I wanted a divorce, he didn't. Every time he wanted a divorce, I didn't".
Well... OKAY THEN!
Recently, I read an article by a woman advocating for term limits on marriage. I should link it, but I don't remember where it was... She cited the high divorce rate, and the fact that our courtrooms are already overcrowded. Plus, divorce is expensive. Why not just have term limits?
Her thought was, when the term is up, both can either walk away clean, or decide to "renew". Much like we renew our driver's licenses, why not the same for the marriage license? I don't recall what happens with property and children. I thought it pretty outside-the-box.
She posed an interesting question, though. She pondered how many couples have stayed married because daily, they choose to stay married vs. couples who stay married just because they GOT married.
Magnum signing his life away
In some ways, it seems like forever ago when Magnum and I got married. And it's safe to say that we are in the "choose daily" bucket. Today, I ran across another similar blog post asking if marriage was becoming obsolete. I admit that I've wondered this one myself, partly because I've got a bit of a rebellious non-conformist streak. I wonder, why do I need a government issued license for love? Well, technically I don't. I just need one for marriage.
We're in the midst of our 22nd year. If someone asked me my secret to staying married, what would be my answer?
(a) I love him
(b) He fixes stuff around the house for free
(c) He's warm and winters are cold
(d) Divorce was invented by lawyers, and I refuse to let them win!
(e) All of the above
What do you think? Term limits? Is it all obsolete?