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« Reply #25: October 25, 2007, 12:04:49 pm »

In practice, I have opinions about a lot of things that I know full well are none of my damn business.

Well sure, everyone does.   Smiley  I was using "none of my damn business" not only to express that it was, in fact, none of my damn business, but also to say that I simply don't *care*.  Other people's relationships to their own wedding vows do not concern me, in any sense of the term "concern."  And that extends to my attitudes about divorce -- the *only* entities that should get any say over dissolving a marriage contract are the people involved, and the dissolving of that contract needs to be relatively easy to do. 

To elaborate:  The spectacle of "five times divorced!!1!" does not bother me in any way -- that person's apparent need to formalize every last one of their romantic relationships is their problem, not mine (I might roll my eyes, but beyond that?  so not my problem).  But the spectacle of someone forced to remain in a marriage against his/her (historically, usually her) will, because some other entity has decided that his/her reasons for leaving aren't "serious" enough, in that entity's opinion?  That seriously, seriously creeps me out, because that *could* be my problem. How much work put into a relationship is "enough," what can/cannot be lived with, when the problems outweigh the benefits, when the relationship has run its course -- the *only* people who can make those calls are the people actually involved in the relationship.  No one else. 
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