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Petition to Office of the Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, Texas Senate

Divorce should require Marital Counseling

Marriage takes two people. Divorce should take two people as well. Before one can get divorced, 6 months of marital counseling should be required with the exception of abuse. Marriages are failing at an all time high with this becoming a disposable society. This is supposed to be the evangelical capital of the U.S. Did you know that going through a divorce is the second most traumatic experience one can go through, second to losing a child?  "Longitudinal studies demonstrate that two-thirds of unhappy marriages out there will become happy within five years if people stay married and do not get divorced. This led University of Chicago sociologist Linda J. Waite to say, “the benefits of divorce have been oversold.”"During the last two decades, the great preponderance of research evidence shows that people who are married consistently show much higher degrees of satisfaction with their lives than those who are single, divorced, or living with a partner.20 It also reveals that most people are happy in their marriages, and most of those who are not and who don’t get divorced eventually become happy." Tim Keller, The Meaning of Marriage.  "Sociologists argue that today we stay connected to people only as long as they are meeting our particular needs at an acceptable cost to us. When the relationship appears to require more love and affirmation from us than we are getting back, we cut our losses and drop the relationship. This has also been called 'commodification,' a process by which relationships are reduced to economic exchange."

Meera Starr
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