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But heck, how about this? When minor children are present, grant a divorce if a court decides that divorce "is in the best interest of the children."

Yeah, how would that work? In homes where the parents take great pains to try to keep the children from knowing that they are miserable with each other, how would you determine if it's in the best interest of the child? What about families where one parent travels a lot and the child doesn't see him or her very much anyway? While I agree that in most cases, kids are better off with two parents in a stable relationship, I have also seen how much stress a bad marriage can put on the kids of the marriage.

Did your parents stay together for the sake of the children? Was it stressful for them? Is that why you became a confirmed bachelor?

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