News; Expiration date on marriages?

United States
September 23, 2007 1:51pm CST
Here is what one person is tring to start, http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070921/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_germany_politics_marriage I think this is crazy,where do people come up with these things? The 7 year itch is just a myth,to me anyways. What are your thought on all this?
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
23 Sep 07
That's ridiculous. I'm not married, but if I ever get married I'd like to hope that I would be married forever. That's like trying to eliminate divorce by making it "expire".. what the crap. Divorce happens. and in some cases it's actually a really good thing. I just think that is ridiculous and am glad i don't live in Germany!
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• United States
23 Sep 07
I agree but do you think that with someone in Germany saying something like this might make some people here want to try it too? I mean with the divorce rate and all maybe the USA will think this is a good idea. I hope not,sometimes it doesn't work out,but why make a date to end it,they why would people try to make it work when they can just walk away?
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
23 Sep 07
They might. I hope not! Yeah. There would be a lot of marriage counselors who would have to find a new career. what about the kids. If you have kids between the two of you, what happens when your marriage expires? what happens to the kids? "Oh we don't want to renew our marriage so lets just raise the kids like we're divorced!" Oh yeah that would make for some screwed up kids for sure! "Why'd your parents get divorced?" "OH their marriage expired and they just didn't feel like renewing it" plus, why would anyone even get married anymore if it would eventually expire? there are so many things wrong with the situation. I hope it doesn't work out too.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
23 Sep 07
I think it is crazy. I don't know why people cannot leave things alone. Marriage was not made to have an expiration date. Sounds to convenient to me.
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• United States
23 Sep 07
I agree it is just nuts,I do hope no one here in the US takes this thing serous.
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• United States
23 Sep 07
ROFL, now that's funny. The scary part is that they were taken seriously enough to actually make it as a politision. Everyone should be free to express themselves and have their own beliefs, but some of those people should not ever be taken seriously enough to make it in the news. Their time may be better served trying to get an experition date on their stay in hell...lol
• United States
23 Sep 07
Lol yes I can not belive this made the news,do people really think about stuff like this besides her? I mean what would be the point to getting married in the first place?
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
24 Sep 07
I think if she wants to end her marriages after 7 years that should be up to her. As for the rest of the ppl, they should be the ones to decide whether they want to stay married or get divorced without a time limit on it. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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• United States
24 Sep 07
Yep I feel the same way,she shouldn't want everyone else to do what she wants to do,but she is a lawmaker so you know how they can be.
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
23 Sep 07
I think it is ridiculous. Just think, they would have to change the wording in the marraige vows. Just think of the stink all of the churches and communities would raise. I am going to have to watch this bit of news, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
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• United States
23 Sep 07
Oh that is so true I almost forgot about that part,and like someone else said what about the kids? Would people just say screw it? I sure hope they don't let this pass,she is a lawmaker but I hope others there have more common sense.