• Thanks so much for the language about the Coalition for Divorce Reform and the Parental Divorce Reduction Act What makes the PRDA unique is that it does not seek to overturn the current divorce system. Any attempt at a comprehensive overhall of divorce law would meet with complete failure. There is almost no organized support for divorce reform. So a group of divorce reform experts, marriage educators, and others got together to design significant divorce reform that actually has a chance to pass state legislatures, something that has not been done in 40 years. When we pass this legislation in two or three states, we will immediatley see a drop in divorce. then a host of states will follow as the taxpayers will begin to save significant amounts of money. The average divorce costs the taxpayers $25,000 in payments to women and children thrust into poverty as a result of divorce. Please go to the site and sign up “How Can I Help” to learn more about what you can do to pass this legislation in your state.

    • Rollercoasterider says:

      Chris, Thank you so much for stopping by. Yes, I think Americans will only accept gradual or small changes. I am assuming that is why the Parental Divorce Reduction Act is geared towards parents with minor children. It's a start. It would not have helped me because we didn't have children. But I'll support anything that does something toward improvement. Everyone, please visit The Coalition For Divorce Reform website. There is a volunteer conference call coming up on 6 July and you can be a part of it.
      And Chris just put up a new article explaining why the coalition is supporting the Parental Divorce Reduction Act. http://www.divorcereform.info/index.php/Parental-
      My recent post The Coalition for Divorce Reform

  • Stand says:

    It is interesting that the statistics for men and women believing in reconciliation during divorce are different. I was reading recently that women tend (this is a generalisation) to be more forgiving and willing to work out a destroyed relationship for longer than many men (I.e. will be willing to try to forgive infidelity), but once a woman has made up her mind that it is truly over then she is much less likely to change it. From a MLC point of view that is interesting because there seems to be a predominance of women that access sites like this, willing to forgive and hoping for reconciliation, but I believe that for most of those women, the day that they decide that it is done and over, then that is the day the reconciliation possibility ends. Not the day the husband believes he is leaving the marriage for another woman (because we have seen that many come back or attempt to come back). I suppose that supports the idea that many more MLC marriages could be reconciled except that sometimes by the time the person in crisis starts to recover and wants to return, many spouses are done. The LBS almost always has the final say.

  • Calvin Yost says:

    Wow, I loved reading your ideas. I’m working on a personal plea which will be sent to the Civic leaders in California. I will also include a video that I made that is on Facebook and YouTube asking for divorce reform. However I’m asking for a serious overhaul.

    I’m doing all of this on low budget Social Security income only. I would really appreciate it if somebody could look at the booklet before I mail it off. I’ve never watched Divorce Court nor took a class on political science. I’m simoly a retired English teacher.

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