Des Moines - Welcome - VIET NAM
“So, did you hear?” Sara said as we rolled up our yoga mats after a much-needed Bikram class.
“The Millers are divorcing.”
“That’s too bad, I guess. Uh, who are they again?”
“You remember that cute little girl in eighth grade, Nadine, the one Trent liked for a while.”
“Oh, yeah. Her parents?
“Yep. There goes another one.”
“What is going on with marriage?” I sighed.
“It isn’t for everyone.”
“Yeah, but by the time you realize it, it’s too late. All that’s left is counseling and, if that doesn’t work, divorce.”
“Well, if they really want
to make marriages last,
they’d make it easier
“Now you’re making no sense whatsoever.”
“Excuse me, but I am making perfect sense.
A lot of guys are afraid
of getting married because, why?”
“They’ll be trapped?”
“Well, that, too, but they’re afraid they’ll get financially wiped out by divorce.”
“Yeah, so …”
“So, there aren’t many
incentives to get married.”
“But that sure is a reason to stay married.”
“Right, but more women want divorces than men.”
“So, what are you suggesting?”
“Make marriage a renewable contract. Each party has to hold up his or her end of the bargain, and if they aren’t, wham, the contract’s void and the courts can divvy everything up as they do now.”