If we strip away the emotional pain and often financial turmoil from the process then a divorce is nothing more than acknowledging a mistake has been made. Either one or both people have determined they need to change course in order to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
The purpose of such things as divorce, bankruptcy, and amendments is to offer us an opportunity to have (a second chance) or make a modification. Even with our legal system we allow the majority of people who have committed crimes to get out of jail as some point in their lives.
Making mistakes from time to time is part of being human. Forcing someone to be stuck (for the rest of their life) with a decision they made at age 19, 21, or whenever is to limit that person’s ability to learn, evolve, and grow as an individual.
No one gets married (planning to get divorced) but it’s good to know the law allows us the option to get out if we discover we’ve made a big mistake in our selection of a mate.
If there were no such thing as divorces I imagine there were would be fewer people taking a chance on marriage. Unlike skeeter747 I believe a marriage license should be $10,000 and divorce should be FREE. The price would not be set to discourage marriage but rather to encourage “serious thought” BEFORE taking the plunge. As for the “free exit” you don’t normally have to pay a fee to leave an event.
heart4theword's comment rings very true. A lot of people don't invest the time needed to get to (really know) their mates before getting married or they get married for the wrong reasons.
Awhile back I wrote a hub titled “5 Reasons Why Men Should Not Get Married”. It could be applied to women as well.