Monday, October 3, 2011

The " 'til two years do us part" BLOW OFF

Did you guys hear that Mexico City wants to pass a law where newlyweds would get marriage contracts? This is how it would work: marriage licenses would initially last for only two years until they expired. After two years of marriage, you have to decide whether to renew your contract or simply let it expire and avoid going through a messy divorce.

I have to say, this is kind of genius. It forces couples to stay married for at least two years which means less chance of freaking out one year in and calling the whole thing off. Apparently, half of all marriages end in divorce in Mexico City-- mostly in year one. And then after two years they can just end it without going through a long drawn out divorce. So, maybe it at least forces them to stay on their best behavior for a couple of years and hold out on the crazy 'til year three.

I would be pretty terrible at the whole marriage contract thing. I'd totally be the girl that would scream shit in fights like "I can't wait for our stupid marriage contract to expire already" OR "200 more days to go and I'm out!" Yeah, I'd pretty much just keep threatening to let the marriage lapse only to have it all blow up in my face when my psychotic behavior made my hubba hubby call it quits. OMG. I just thought of something? What if you were going through a normal rocky period right before the contract end date and had no idea whether your husband or wife wanted to renew the contract or just cut you loose? I 'm way too fragile for that. I'd most likely cope with that by getting really drunk and belligerent and saying things like "I know you're gonnnnna diiivooorce meeeee, shithead." Man, the more I think about it, the more I really hope this law passes so we can start a Spanish language version of the BLOW OFF.

Anyway, what do you think readers? Two year marriage license: yay or nay?

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