The destruction of marriage proceeds at a pace that even the slipperiest of slopers 10 years ago would marvel at.
The latest suggestion? 10 Year marriage contracts. No, seriously. That is what the Boston Herald's Adriana Cohen is proposing.
With roughly half of all marriages ending in divorce, it’s time we re-evaluate this little thing called love and marriage.
When it comes to tying the knot, only two extreme options exist: Either people stay single or get married signing lifelong marriage contracts. What if a middle-of-the-road option existed where couples were offered the choice of a 10-year marriage license vs. a lifelong one?
Similar to passports, every decade the 10-year marriage license would need to be renewed or it expires. This way, unhappily married couples who’ve been suffering together get the option to “not renew” every decade, without having to go through a long, painful and costly divorce process.
On the flip side, those who are happily married can simply pay the state a $25 renewal fee and continue their marriage without a hiccup for another decade.
This idea has been proposed before, but Valentine’s Day is the ideal time to get serious about it.