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  • Nah, it wouldn't be the same.
  • Ha! Good question. How long would the contract terms last? Two years like a cell phone? One year like a rental lease?
  • It pretty much is a contract terminable on demand by either party with no notice.
  • hahaha!! That's ridiculously funny. Anyway, the whole point of marriage is to vow to spend your life with one another. It is a bond that should last a lifetime. I understand the divorce rate is crazy, but I want to marry and be married for life. It's the way things are for me.
  • Maybe I'm just a hopeless romantic but... NO. I still believe in the sanctity of marriage, being with your true love and making that one promise to them.
  • I dont think so because you would be completely destroying the meaning and definaition of marriage. Marriage is the ultimate way to show someone you love them. Now would it really be love if you said. "I promise to love and cherish you until the day our contract runs up." ???
  • No I don't believe so. I see how that might seem like a good idea, but it's worse that a prenup to me.
  • Have you seen the divorce rates? Your question should be reversed yo...
  • God designed marriage and it was to be until one or both died. I say, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
  • As it is most people already view it that way. If you're not certain you want to be with someone for the rest of your life, don't marry them. If you do and have doubts later, it's time to put on your big girl panties and realize that you have a job to do and a marriage to fix. Real love doesn't just fizzle out or give up simply because things got hard or boring. *edit: the "big girl panties" phrase is just something my sister says and is in no way implying that a woman is always the problem. I tell guys to put on their big girl panties more often than I say it to women, so...
  • Respectfully, that's the worst idea I've ever heard of. Marriage was created as a blessing by GOD on the unity of man and woman. It was created to signify their commitment to each other for the rest of their lives. Why on earth would you change that? If you don't like it, don't get married.
  • Yes, I really do. Not that I wouldn't renew it now, but oh there were times>>>>>>>>
  • Yes.........just like leasing a car............Once you get too much mileage....time to trade it in...
  • Could you imagine going through arbitration for a marriage? It would almost be like a divorce trial, trying to pin fault and blame on the others, and nit-pick over every little fault that the other had (to try to win a better settlement)? How could you actually enjoy a marriage under those conditions?
  • That would totally negate the reason for marriage. It is a contract of lifelong dedication, not a sliding timescale deal. It is for your lifetime, for your children's lifetimes and longer. Just because some people can make it work or don't pick wisely or refuse to work at it, doesn't make marriage flawed. It's the people that are flawed, not the arrangement.
  • cool! as in: will you marry me for the next ten years? that would change the world. hahahaha.
  • i find the idea to be quite interesting on many accounts. it would really force people to reflect on their marriage. i think people wouldn't stay in marriages that didn't work for as long as they seem too... if there weren't any problems it would just remind those marriages (people) of their vows and give them a reason to celebrate. i don't see what the big deal is, i actually think its a good idea.
  • Yee, it would work, and with trial period like 3 month or something. :)
  • No. As a contract, the "til death do us part" is the contract term. It means that the contract "ends" at death, much as other contracts do (such as a "life estate" in property or a lifetime right of way). As a contract, that term is not about a person's loving committment for a life-time - it is just defining the term length. The "unless otherwise acted upon prior to death" is silent, but it is there. A renewable marriage contract would be a property law NIGHTMARE. Having to keep track of community property, shared debts, paternity etc every time the contract needs to be renewed would be logistically horrific. Couples who DON'T desire such a renewable term would be forced to deal with this over and over and over again. Divorce is an option. The marriage contract CAN be broken whenever one party feels like it. There is no point to making it "renewable".

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