marriage expiration

Philippines
February 17, 2011 7:20am CST
A party list in the Philippines wants to introduce a law that would put a ten year expiration date on marriage contacts. The unique proposal is the group's answer to lengthy and expensive annulment proceedings in the country. the catholic dominated Philippines does not have a divorce law. (http://globalvoicesonline.com) what your stand about it mylotters :)
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@Liliac26 (558)
• Romania
17 Feb 11
This sounds interesting. At first sight, I think it's a good idea. It would make life easier for couples who aren't getting along anymore. Divorce is something that happens a lot in this day and age, and we have to accept that. There's no point in making things difficult for couples whose marriage is crumbling. Staying together will often mean an unhappy family and I don't see how this can be good for the kids.
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@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
18 Feb 11
That's the big problem with us, we don;t allow Divorce and yet we allow Annulment which is not better than Divorce. The church has nothing against Annulment and in fact they allow it (church Annulment)but very much against divorce. Both are the same, they destroy the sanctity of marriage. Couple has to prove one of them is insane or do have psychological problem during or before the marriage , that at the very beginning,the marriage is not valid at all. Now, this expiration of marriage, how stupid to put expiration to something that all couple wish to be a lifetime? Stop this nonsense move, let us all join together to fight for the sanctity of marriage and of the family!
• Philippines
18 Feb 11
i am with you edna. this expiration thing is really for very very very stupid people (to the highest degree). this bill just only tell and publicize how selfish a man is. selfish because the man who engages in this just think for himself and not of what will become of the affected parties like children, perhaps. they engage in this delicate decision of making a family and yet cannot uphold it. :) thanks
@birdie816 (1277)
• United States
19 Feb 11
whoa...i never heard of that before. that is crazy, yet not.. it's crazy because i dont think of marriage as anything that will ever expire (it is the people that expire), but i suppose if divorce is that big of an issue there, then that type of thing would be necessary
• United States
17 Feb 11
I don't understand these people marrying then at the end divorce, fight when kids pop out in their life..! But I don't mean all..! why marry and divorce later on..? 10 years expiration date for marriage contract is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy long enough to wait as there are people get divorce few months after whatever kind of marriage they have! These kind of law doesn't make sense at all because even without law everyone is already doing it. AFTER ALL, THESE LAW MAKES MARRIAGES FUTILE IN THE EYES OF GOD!
@thereza (316)
• Philippines
17 Feb 11
this proposal is suitable only for those married couples that are not happy and contented in their relationship anymore. But in the other side, for me it will just tolerate the unfaithful partner to do their wrong acts and they will no longer try themselves to survive the relationship. Children are always the victim