Is divorce a good thing?

@hushi22 (4940)
July 17, 2010 7:22pm CST
In my point of view, I totally dislike divorce or even annulment. I believe in the endurance in maintaining a relationship. But i know and understand why people indulge in this thing. Life is just so difficult when it comes to relationship. Two unique individuals together would really be tough, i guess.
4 responses
@Simon1223 (902)
• China
18 Jul 10
In my view, divorce is just a method to terminate a relationship. Whether it is good or not depends on the reason why people divorce. I agree that people should not divorce easily, especially when there's only small conflict between them. But there exists conflicts of principle, it seems that divorce is good for both.
@nobbsy123 (852)
• Australia
18 Jul 10
I've been divorced and I think it is a good thing in my circumstance. We had two boys and lets say that she hurt them real bad and hit me in the head with a broom. She tried to put me dad and my brother up for rape. She lied in court and said that I raped her when I was at work when she was at home. I had payroll evidence the manager the supervisor and several workmates stating at court that I was at work she got done for pergery several counts of pergery and sent to jail for 6 mths. The boys went into foster care, because I couldn't look after them after what she did to them. I had to give the boys the help they need after this even if i don't get to see them often. The fathers role is to look after their needs regardless of the situation. They need professional help. The eldest she gave brain damage and is handicapped. Yeah divorce is a good thing. She wasn't always like that. She was nice at one stage and something tipped her over the edge. While this was happening my mum was dying. I did what i could to hold myself together also.
• United States
18 Jul 10
A marriage is a commitment of two people to be two individuals that will look in the same direction of life. It takes work to keep a relationship with one person for life. I feel that many divorces are those that do not have the ability or strength to work through all the bad times to get through to those wonderful days. It isn't easy. In this fast pace of the world these days, many take that easy route. Now I have been divorced not because I wanted to, but because I had to, to save my own life. There are people in this world that abuse the privilege of marriage. They take it to point where you feel you have no life left, no way out. Those are the situations that to me demand a divorce.
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
18 Jul 10
I don't know if divorce is good, so much, but it is sometimes necessary. Certainly if staying with someone is dangerous to a person's health or sanity, then yes, absolutely divorce is a good thing. Of course a lot of marriages don't have extremes like that. And in that case, I don't think divorce should be an easy out. People should do their best to work through problems because marriage takes work and good marriages are the ones where people don't give up over every little thing. However, I do think there's sometimes a point where the problems outweigh the benefits and where no amount of work can fix it. At that point I think divorce is a valid option. So, I say divorce as a last resort. Except situations where staying in a marriage is endangering you. Then don't even wait.