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Top 5 Reasons You Should Not Murder Your Spouse

Updated on April 20, 2018
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Most of us have said it. I’m gonna kill him or She’s dead when I get home. We don’t really mean it. It’s a figure of speech. Maybe, he forgot to pick the kids up from soccer practice or she ran the credit card over the limit and he learned of this after filling up his gas tank. Spouses have been known to get under each other’s skin a time or two. However, if you’re not just blowing smoke when these murderous thoughts enter your mind, think again. The reasons not to end the life of your spouse will bury any reason you can conjure up to do it.

You Will Make Mistakes that Will Lead to Your Demise

Think you’re too smart to get caught. There are men and women living in 8 X 6 cells all over the world who thought the same thing. Not you though, right? Are you sure about that? You clicked on the link to this article. Didn’t you? That may have been your second mistake. As the spouse, you will almost certainly be the prime suspect. The authorities may be in the dark at first but that won’t last long. Before you know it, they will be shining a flashlight on every little thing you’ve said, done, searched, typed, etc as far back into your life as it takes to get the answers they’re looking for. If you've ever typed "how to get away with murder" into your search bar, they'll know about it. If you've ever inquired about poisons such as arsenic or offered someone money to commit the deed for you, the police will find out about it. It would be wise to nix the whole idea and start praying nothing bad happens to them.

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Some of the mistakes you make may not even be foreseeable. Murderers from over 30 years ago are still being shocked today when they are arrested because their DNA matched up to articles saved from the decades old crime scene. At the time of their crimes DNA wasn’t even a thing. Who knows what might come along down the road to put a nail in your coffin. Perhaps, scientists will discover that satellites have been recording the actions of everybody and these satellites have the power to see through walls and other objects. Doesn’t sound likely, does it? I’m sure thirty some odd years ago people said the same thing when the idea that a few flakes of somebody’s skin or droplets of their blood could identify who they are in a world with billions of people in it. Yet, this technology has put many murderers behind bars.

You Will Lose Much More than Your Material Possessions

When you’re escorted to the big house, it’s probably not going to be the one you envisioned you’d be living in. It won’t be on the top of a hill with a white picket fence running around it. The fence will be tall with barbed wire running around it. If your room has a window with a view, it’s doubtful you’ll see an inviting old oak tree or a refreshing olympic sized pool. You probably won’t even see grass. What you will see just outside the fence while you’re looking out that window is the freedom you threw away. You might even see how incredibly senseless and heartless it was for you to permanently cast somebody you once loved from this earth. You might see how much pain and despair you caused people who didn’t deserve it. As a result, you’ll probably lose a little piece of your mind every day.

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You Seal Your Fate with Something You Can’t Reverse

Death is permanent. When you see the agony on the faces of loved ones, you can’t bring your spouse back from the dead. When the judge sentences you to spend every single day and night for the rest of your life in prison, you can’t magically make the deceased spring back to life to save you from your deed. When you’re craving a burger from your favorite fast food restaurant and you can’t go jump in your car and go out to get it, you won’t have a car or the freedom to leave. You’ll have to suffer.

When you’re standing before God pleading for the mercy you didn’t show your spouse, you can forget about Him being all-forgiving. If that were the case what would be the point of Judgement Day. Read the Bible. God's vengeance is evident throughout it. Him being all-forgiving is a myth. What you will likely hear Him say when you stand before Him will be “Vengeance is Mine” shortly before He casts you into Hell where you will spend your time screaming in immense pain for an eternity. There will never be an end in sight.

Your Spouse’s Life Has Value to Others

Even though your spouse’s presence may have no place in your life, you have no right to rob other people from it. Get a divorce; don’t steal them away. This person may have parents, children, siblings, and other relatives, as well as, friends and coworkers who would be heartbroken to lose him or her. They may depend on your spouse for care, or chatter, or laughter, or a million other things. You may be robbing some of them of his or her attendance at important milestones in their lives. Whatever gains you believe the death of this person will bring you will be short lived. You will find yourself with far less love, respect, and money than you would after the dissolution of a marriage.

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Your Spouse’s Life Has Purpose and Value to Him or Her

Everybody’s life has purpose and value to each individual. It doesn’t matter whether or not your spouse did or didn’t do something you believe deems them a candidate for death. It doesn’t matter what you will lose if they live. What you will lose if they die should be more of a concern to you. The life they will lose if they die should be more of a concern to you. They will no longer be able to get out of bed and jump into a refreshing shower. They won’t be able to reflect on the past or hope for a brighter future. Will you be ashamed when you get caught? Will you start to recognize the worth of the life you ended? Will you be able to live with yourself? Your first mistake was giving any serious thought to murder in the first place.


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    • HoneyBB profile imageAUTHOR

      H Lax 

      17 months ago

      Hi Paula, It's great to hear from you. I also watch all those shows and it just throws me threw a loop that people think anything good could come out of these thoughtless decisions. I especially don't understand how anyone could be involved in a love triangle murder. "Let's kill your spouse so we can get married." Really, how could anyone marry someone who had already murdered one spouse? Every day I'd be worried that my day was coming. Beyond Stupid!

    • fpherj48 profile image


      17 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Honey.... You didn't know this but I'm a long-time fan of all the Police, F.B.I., Criminal Investigations, 20/20, Dateline, Snapped...and several other Television shows that involve this topic you've shared with us.

      Not only because my career history placed me smack dab in the middle of the crisis, crime & tragedies in the lives of human beings, I'm fascinated with the science of Human behavior & the many branches that sprout from these trees of the complicated, curious lives of "people" in general.

      You are so correct about the pitfalls of attempting to eliminate someone with the insane belief of getting away with it. Most certainly in this age of technology, the magic of DNA, Big Brother & constant exposure. One has to be more than desperate, foolish and just plain stupid to ever even fantasize such ludicrous stunts.

      The internet is filled to the brim with real life tales about the morons, now locked up for life because they went way off the rails and left their brains behind!

      You have given a sensible, realistic picture of the seriously grave consequences awaiting 99 of 100 individuals who make the REALLY dumb decision to murder their spouse (or anyone!!)

      Interesting read, honey. Peace, Paula

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      Chris Mills 

      17 months ago from Dallas, Texas through August 23, 2019.

      I know of a couple of marriages that are suspected to have ended in the murder of a spouse; one in my own extended family. No one knows for sure. I think the most horrible consequence would be living with myself for decades after. If a person really needs to escape there is always divorce or suicide.

    • HoneyBB profile imageAUTHOR

      H Lax 

      17 months ago

      Thanks dashing, great advice! ... maybe we'll save a few lives this weekend.

    • dashingscorpio profile image


      17 months ago

      Divorce is always a better option than murdering a spouse!

      Anyone who kills another risks throwing their own life away.

      No one is worth going to prison for life or possibly being executed. Thankfully we live on a planet with over (7 Billion other people). Odds are in everyone's favor that there are more than a few suitable mates for us all. In order to move on you have to be willing to let go. Every ending is a new beginning!

      The world may not owe you anything but (you) owe yourself the world! Your future lies ahead of you and not behind you.


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