posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 08:29 PM
Originally posted by bigyin
Most licences that people get for things like driving a car, or having a gun, or watching a tv, all have an expiry date.
So I don't know why a marriage licence should be for life.
When you get married you ask for a 1 years, or a 5 year, or if your really sure go for a 10 year licence.
But whatever one you sign up for you know it has an expiry date.
If at the end of the expiry of the licence you can still stand your partner by all means sign up for another one.
But otherwise you can just walk away a single person.
Did you propose this idea here on ATS before?
I know I've read this idea here before, not sure if you were the one that brought it up, but I really liked this idea before, and I really like this
It's perfect! It's easy for people to stay together even if they don't really like each other, simply because they are already married and it's
more difficult to get a divorce than just stay together and be unhappy.
But if your marriage just naturally expired after a certain number of years, after 10 years or so, and you two don't really love each other any more,
it's super easy. Just be like "yeah, I don't think we should get married again" and viola! No longer married!
I think it would be great. There would be less unhappy couples, because they would just by default get a divorce after a certain number of years.
I think prenups should be required for every marriage. The easiest is a 50/50 split. Either both parties decide on what to split up, and if they
can't decide, stuff gets sold and each person gets half the money. Clean break.
If kids are involved that makes things more difficult though. Many times it's actually worse for the kids for their parents to stay together and be
miserable than it would be for them to break up and be more happy, though.
If you ever manage to get the marriage expiration date into law, you can count on my vote and/or signature! I love this idea!