Regarding Divorce. In the past, it had to be “for cause.” After “No-Fault Divorce” was created out of thin air, all you had to have was “irreconcilable differences” which could literally be anything. “It got too easy,” this from a married acquaintance of mine, and it caused huge problems for children (I’m not referring to abuse.).
I watched people get a divorce because it was easier than working things out. No, not in all cases. I’ve seen the other side of the coin as well. I’ve just met a lot of people who are on marriage number 2, or sort-of marriage number 3. In the past, divorce without cause was considered a scandal. Celebrities with money would get big divorce dollars. As one female celebrity put it, “He didn’t divorce me. I divorced him.” Growing up in the 1960s, divorce was rare. Stable homes were more common.