2 Year marriage licenses

Becky - posted on 10/05/2011 ( 29 moms have responded )

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Our local radio station was talking about this today. Apparently Mexico is considering implementing 2 year marriage licenses. You get married for 2 years and after that time, can either go your separate ways without having to go through a divorce, or decide to make it permanent.
I haven't seen an actual story on it yet, just what I heard on the radio. I'll see if I can find an article.

What do you think of this? Good idea or ridiculous?

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Sherri, I was promised that marriage was for life as well but you know what? People change and no matter how well you know them they can make decision regarding the rest of your life without you, Like divorce. I never wanted to get married int he first place and he had to ask a few times and I spoke to him in depth about it doesn't change a damn thing now, doesn't make the tiniest bit of difference. People break promises all the time.



Nothing in our lives is certain.



Hahahaha Emma. Wedding are fun until you attend your first after a separation and then the love fest is sickening. lol.

Sara - posted on 10/06/2011

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Is it really any more pointless then getting married now? Divorce is legal, people get married and divorced every day.

September - posted on 10/06/2011

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Ridiculous. If you're not curtain you want to spend your life with someone then what's the point in getting married at all? Seems like a waste of money and time imo.

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Tracey - posted on 10/10/2011

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Not sure about killing the spouse but I know a few people who would get rid of their mother in laws after 2 years.

Becky - posted on 10/08/2011

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Possibly, Mexico is apparently a strongly Catholic country. However, you would think that if they frowned on the idea of living together prior to marriage, they would also frown on the idea of marriage not being "until death do us part." Unless they are going to make it legal to kill your spouse after 2 years if you don't want to be married anymore, lol!

Tracey - posted on 10/08/2011

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Is this because religious reasons make it difficult to live together before marriage?

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"The whole idea of marriage to me is crap"

Yes this is what I said. I do think marriage is a bogus idea. If you see the part, which you obviously did, that says 'to me'... Yeah that should be your first hint. I made a statement about how I feel about marriage not about how others feel about it. My parents are still married so obviously it works for some people.

Sherri - posted on 10/07/2011

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You said the whole idea of marriage is crap to me that kind of entails everyone and every marriage. NO??

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Good for you Sherri I'm glad you're just as happy but where and when did I say it will be the case for everyone? When I got married my ex and I also had the same views but like I said people change and often it happens so quickly there isn't a darn thing anyone can do.

Sherri - posted on 10/07/2011

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Well I am sorry that things didn't work for you Shannen that doesn't mean that will be the case for everyone.

Just saying I am going on 14 yrs being married and we are still as happy today if not happier then the day we got married and said our vows. We also have the same views about marriage and divorce/separation are not something we believe in. When we said we do we seriously meant it for life.

Sherri - posted on 10/07/2011

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I disagree Shannen marriage was everything to me and still is, If my husband wanted to be with me and wouldn't marry it would have been a deal breaker.

However, when my husband and I got married to us that means for life. Divorce or separation is never an option for us.

Stifler's - posted on 10/07/2011

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Because weddings are fun Shannen lol and I hated my maiden name.

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The whole idea of marriage to me is crap. I also think 12 months is way to long to stay married after separation.
Marriage is not the be all and end all like it used to be and i just don't see the point anymore.

Jaime - posted on 10/06/2011

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lol...you both missed the 'shady' comment. September said curtain instead of certain...it was punny...or so I thought. :P

Sherri - posted on 10/06/2011

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Ridiculous and pointless to me. Why bother getting married at all then??

Erin - posted on 10/06/2011

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2 years?!?! It's 12 months here, and that is more than long enough!

This idea seems pretty pointless to me. The whole idea of marriage is that it's permanent.

Isobel - posted on 10/06/2011

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instead of making marriage temporary they should just make separation permanent.

for the record for those of you who don't know...you can't get a divorce until you've been separated for 2 years in Canada...honestly...if you are still separated after 2 years, clearly the kids have been dealt with, the possessions have been dealt with...just let it end already

Lady Heather - posted on 10/05/2011

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I'm just thinking the proposal could be really awkward.

"Would you make me the happiest man on earth and be my wife...for two years?"

Stifler's - posted on 10/05/2011

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Good idea. I know so many people who have had a big show for their wedding and then get separated a year or so later.

Firebird - posted on 10/05/2011

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I don't think it's a "bad idea" per say. It's weird though, and pretty pointless.

Becky - posted on 10/05/2011

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I agree Johnny, it would be pointless in Canada. I believe marriage should be a life-long committment. Yes, things happen sometimes, but I don't think you should go into it seeing ending it in a couple of years as a real option. If you're just in it for the short-term or you're not sure this is the person you want to spend your life with, don't get married. A domestic partnership is essentially the same thing as marriage in Canada anyway.

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I don't see the point in getting married if you aren't interested in trying to make it work for life, so I think it's a bad idea/thing.

Johnny - posted on 10/05/2011

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In my country, I totally fail to see the point. Perhaps Mexican laws are more restrictive in regards to benefits and such for non-married couples, so it is necessary.

Sara - posted on 10/05/2011

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I don't think it's a bad idea, to be honest. But I'd have to see the specifics of it, like how do you agree who is legal entitled to things you've accumulated together during the marriage if you go separate ways without a divorce?

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