This might sound glib. For those who have suffered through the pain of divorce for one reason or the other, I assure you that I do not at all mean to make light of the circumstances and pain of your divorce. But, an odd thing hit me the other day.
There are so many social ills that occur around marriage. From adultry and affairs to the lighter marriage mayham of incompatibility and excessive oversights when a spouse mysteriously fades from the Top Ten list to barely survive the cut…well, marriage can fall apart in so many different ways. It is a small miracle that anyone stays married anymore at all.
What strolled through my mind the other day was this one single question: What if marriage licenses had to be renewed every five years?
- My drivers license has to be renewed every 7 years.
- The cellphone contracts have to be renewed every two years.
- I renew my phone, electric, and water contracts every month when I pay my bills.
- Car insurance must be renewed to keep current.
- Bank accounts are renewed when you put money in your account.
In fact, we live in a society that renews everything…except marriage. I know that is because we all go into marriage with the stars of love in our eyes. “Til death do us part”…right? Well, what about “Until 5 years do us part?” With an option for 5 more years if you want to renew your marriage.
After all, it could help for some people to receite those marriage vows again right?
All of the sudden, people might work harder to maintain their marriage vows. Or, they might count down the days until they can rid themselves of the mistake. But, either way, shouldn’t marriage be less pain and more gain? Shouldn’t you have a choice that does not include surgical seperation by lawyers? Of course, let the law focus on prosecuting criminals!
If you are asking…what happens to the kids and the property? Same thing as happens with them in divorce. I mean, kids dont stop being kids of the marriage after the divorce! Child support…alimony…division of assests. It all gets split up.
No renewal…no marriage! I might be crazy, but it does seem like to me that is the common cure for divorce! The renewal fees would stimulate the economy. Talk about a win-win situation. ~~Dee