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That usually resulted in marriages that lasted and parental commitment to supporting children that was commonly limited mostly by death.<?i>


It resulted in a society where people would remain married despite clear physical and mental abuse, or even abandonment.

It was not uncommon for a man to "set aside" his wife and publicly carry on with a mistress.

Or simply walk out on the wife and kids never to be seen again.

For example, my ex-fiancee's grandfather and grandmother remained married even though they had not lived together in over 25 years. Granddad had enough money for flying planes to be his favorite hobby. Meanwhile, Grandma had to sell off family property in order support kids and later her grandson.

Despite what you think, it was not uncommon for men to walk away and not ever send a dime for their children or ever see them again. And, I also know a man whose wife walked out, never to be seen again. He got full custody of his kids with her and also her kid from a previous relationship (which I've told you multiple times before).

The child support "racket" was put in place to ensure these parents helped support the children they helped create. See, if the parents are supporting the kids, they kids/remaining parent are less likely to end up on welfare or living off of some kind of charity, which I would think you would applaud.

It was not an idyllic world before child support.

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