How To Make Marriage Matter

"IT IS EASIER IN THESE UNITED STATES TO WALK AWAY from a marriage than from a commitment to purchase a used car," says Professor Thomas Morgan of the George Washington University School of Law. "Most contracts cannot be unilaterally abrogated; marriages in contemporary America can be terminated by practically anyone at any time, and without cause." Assume that as a society we treat marriage too lightly. A few decades back, we decided that marital bonds tied too tightly. In those days many had to travel to Mexico to obtain a divorce, or acquire residency in Nevada. Others had to make believe...

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