I’ve been reading about a couple of different porposals from different states that want to require couple’s to undergo a year’s worth of marriage counseling and be seperated for two years before a divorce can be granted. Exemptions would be if one spouse can prove adultery, abuse, felony conviction, or abandonment.
Does anyone think that this would lower the divorce rate? Would this make people afraid to get married? Would this make people really think about their decision to get married before they go through with it?
I, personally don’t think the government should have this kind of authority. Why should I be forced to go to counseling to try to save a marriage I don’t want to be in, regardless of my reasons for wanting a divorce? I think I should be able to get married and divorced as many times as I want to and the government shouldn’t be able to have any say in the matter.