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  • That's what people are doing anyways lol. But I think the idea of marriage has already lost it's meaning, seeing it as a term would make that worse. People would take it less seriously.
  • Why bother to get married at all, if a 5 or 10 year term limit is imposed!?
  • Marriage is a commitment, not an aggreement. Marriage says to the other, I will spend my life for you. Anything else is not marriage.
  • You should marry for love, not for term limits. Its a waste of each's life otherwise.
  • I here pronounce you husband and wife.. you may kiss the pride, oh wait...I almost forgot, the duration of this blessed marriage is five years!! what kinda dumb crab is that? I am sorry honey... your dad and I are getting a divorce because our marriage term expired last week! Don't cry...social service will take care of you and find a nice foster mommy...
  • If you're looking for a temporary form of marriage, it's called "living with someone without being married". If you can't go into it at least believing it's forever, then it's not for you. Putting a "term limit" on marriage will do nothing except give people a good reason NOT to try to make it work.
  • Excellent idea! it would coincide perfectly with the apartment lease and paying off the old Buick.
  • What happens to the children?
  • I think that is a concession to our lowest expectations.
  • Just what the world needs. More broken families.
  • well if you ask me... you don't have to worry about ever having someone leave you cause your a sexy beast :)
  • i think marriage should have a term limit.. when ppl dont love each other anymore they should devorce... it may take them a year, 10 years, 20 or maybe it will never happen :)
  • I think thats a terrible idea. Why make a committment that needs to be reaffirmed, it like saying I take a lease out on you for 5 years! Absurd!
  • I think that might be a good idea for all of the religious people who are so set on following rules. You know since over half of all christian marriages end in divorce anyways.
  • the stupidest thing ive heard in a while, i got a good laugh out of it.
  • They did? Haha.. well if they want to suggest that they can! I'd make my marriage contract a forever till death one though!
  • I think it's as stupid as to promise to be together til death do you apart. You can't put a deadline to love. You should not promise such things. You should simply stay there and make it work, day by day. And if love is gone, there should be no papers to complicate everything.
  • So; when your ten years is up; you tell the kids ..sorry; but Mommy and daddy's marriage is ended ... and we are NOT going to be a family anymore ???? A "term" marriage is about the silliest idea that I've heard in years ...
  • How about a month-to-month agreement?
  • Thats the dumdest thing iv ever heard! marriage is suppose to be for life! think about your children!
  • I think it's a very stupid idea. I think marriage is'nt such a wonderful idea period!
  • What you are referring to is the Australian and their proposal to start allowing marriage contracts for different terms. I think this is a great idea that makes sense in the modern world. Marriage is a commitment that comes with benefits that "just living together" does not provide. Whether people like to admit it or not the term "marriage" has come to mean more in legal terms than any spiritual ideal. It means, among other things, tax breaks, next of kin status, and the ability to share assets without extra hassle. This arrangement takes into consideration the fact that people do not always grow together over the course of their lives. I would say it is a realistic proposal that could save the hassle and expense of divorce costs to many people. I would also not be any more concerned for the children of such a union than I would for uncommitted parents or those children who never knew both parents. I would say this is the next step in the evolution of the pre-nup.
  • Term limits, no, but terms, sure. It's been done before. There have been weddings performed for a year and one day, and while the state may see them as married until paperwork is filed, they renew their vows when the term is up -- maybe take a longer term. When you consider that people marry until death, and the three abrahamic religions all consider life to extend past death... it's already to just a term. And other religions believe in reincarnation. I'm planning to be married to Love for this life, not the next ones. that's a term too.
  • hahahaha...for some people a 5 or 10 year term would be a 'death' sentence! lots of marriages don't even get to that point!
  • I think it's just good the way it is,until death do us part....why change it if som of us still do it for as long a s they want
  • i dont like that idea because if someone says that they are inlove with you and want to be with you forever and get married then i think that they should stay with that person till death does them part.marriage should deffinatly not have a limit theirs no point to it.if ppl no what they are getting themselves into if they are walking down the isle.if you know that you dnt want to be with that person till death,then dont get married at all..thats just my opinion.
  • I completely and strongly disagree with it. What is the point in getting married, then? Marriage is ideally a lifetime commitment. It should be taken seriously. It is not something that should be mocked. It is something that should be honoured. To say that marriage should only have a 5-10 year term is to call marriage a joke. Why would you marry someone you'd want to make a joke out of? Maybe I'm just a dumb 19 year old girl, but that's just the way I see it. When I get married should I ever get married, I want to marry someone I respect....not someone I can see myself throwing away after 5 years just because I got bored of him or something. Are spouses toys? No. Are spouses people? Yes.
  • and how would that be different from now? doesn't the average marriage today last about 6 yrs?
  • That's an interesting idea, if you mean something like an apartment lease or drivers license that would be renewed, but I could see all kinds of logistical nightmares developing if you forgot to renew.
  • whatever marriage doesn't mean much anyway there days...
  • That has to be one of the funniest things iv ever heard!!! Hi, id like to renew my husband please!!!
  • im sorry but that is impossible. the point and the enormity of marriage is that it IS for life. that these two people love each other to such an extent that they wish to be together forever. sure what would happen to their poor kids? theyre 5 or 6 years old and them mummy and daddy aren't married anymore. if you do not wish to commit, don't marry. please do not kill marriage by making it so.
  • I think there'd have to be lots of rules with it - no children for instance, unless the marriage is renewed as a lifetime contract, and a lifetime contract is automatic if a child is born.
  • I do not agree with this ideea. Love doesn't expire in a few years. And what about kids? And promises made in front of God?

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