Is Temporary Marriage The Wave Of The Future?

marriage Is a lifetime of monogamy fast becoming an impossible dream, and an until-death marriage agreement nothing but an unfair trap, sprung by your past self onto your future self? Mexico City likely will test out a system in which matrimonial contracts run for two years, as a solution to the problems associated with messy divorces and drawn-out unhappy unions. In the future, lifelong marriage will likely be seen as an arcane and barbaric institution. Reuters reports:

Mexico City lawmakers want to help newlyweds avoid the hassle of divorce by giving them an easy exit strategy: temporary marriage licenses.

Leftists in the city’s assembly — who have already riled conservatives by legalizing gay marriage — proposed a reform to the civil code this week that would allow couples to decide on the length of their commitment, opting out of a lifetime.

The minimum marriage contract would be for two years and could be renewed if the couple stays happy. The contracts would include provisions on how children and property would be handled if the couple splits.

“The proposal is, when the two-year period is up, if the relationship is not stable or harmonious, the contract simply ends,” said Leonel Luna, the Mexico City assemblyman who co-authored the bill. Luna says the proposed law is gaining support and he expects a vote by the end of this year.

Around half of Mexico City marriages end in divorce, usually in the first two years.

The church criticized the proposed change. “This reform is absurd. It contradicts the nature of marriage,” said Hugo Valdemar, spokesman for the Mexican archdiocese. “It’s another one of these electoral theatrics the assembly tends to do that are irresponsible and immoral.”

42 Comments on "Is Temporary Marriage The Wave Of The Future?"

  1. I think it was the Prime Minister of Belgium, or Bruges, or Brussels, that proposed something similar a few years ago, except it was for 7 years. A marriage license would expire after 7 years and if you didn’t want to stay married, you simply didn’t renew your license.

  2. I think it was the Prime Minister of Belgium, or Bruges, or Brussels, that proposed something similar a few years ago, except it was for 7 years. A marriage license would expire after 7 years and if you didn’t want to stay married, you simply didn’t renew your license.

  3. Bob483929 | Oct 19, 2011 at 9:09 pm |

    Lifelong marriage as a ‘barbaric institution’? Maybe our world is just going ‘barbaric’ and the discipline and sanctity [oops, is that word too “Christian” or religious for you Disinformation] of marriage is getting tossed out with it. 

  4. Bob483929 | Oct 19, 2011 at 5:09 pm |

    Lifelong marriage as a ‘barbaric institution’? Maybe our world is just going ‘barbaric’ and the discipline and sanctity [oops, is that word too “Christian” or religious for you Disinformation] of marriage is getting tossed out with it. 

    • DeepCough | Oct 19, 2011 at 8:16 pm |

      Marriage is not a love contract, it is a business contract, and it should be treated as such.

  5. This is clearly a scam.  Having to renew your marriage license every x-number of years is only an increase of revenue for the government.  Why would anyone get married after this point?

  6. This is clearly a scam.  Having to renew your marriage license every x-number of years is only an increase of revenue for the government.  Why would anyone get married after this point?

  7. This is clearly a scam.  Having to renew your marriage license every x-number of years is only an increase of revenue for the government.  Why would anyone get married after this point?

  8. DeepCough | Oct 20, 2011 at 12:16 am |

    Marriage is not a love contract, it is a business contract, and it should be treated as such.

  9. Hadrian999 | Oct 20, 2011 at 12:28 am |

    good idea, it would give people a reason not to let themselves go soon as they have a ring on their finger

  10. Hadrian999 | Oct 19, 2011 at 8:28 pm |

    good idea, it would give people a reason not to let themselves go soon as they have a ring on their finger

  11. Hadrian999 | Oct 20, 2011 at 12:29 am |

    I never understood why people get married at any point

  12. Ask the millions of Gay men and women fighting for the right to marry.

  13. I’ve always believed marriage is a kind of bondage. And it is the leading cause of divorce.

  14. I’ve always believed marriage is a kind of bondage. And it is the leading cause of divorce.

  15. John Matthews | Oct 20, 2011 at 9:47 am |

    Every person should believed in marriage..marriageis not a business contract.

    Thanks

  16. John Matthews | Oct 20, 2011 at 5:47 am |

    Every person should believed in marriage..marriageis not a business contract.

    Thanks

  17. This is very interesting  .In my opinion this law will have positive results .Thanks for sharing with us !

  18. This is very interesting  .In my opinion this law will have positive results .Thanks for sharing with us !

  19. justagirl | Oct 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm |

    aw.  cuz, sometimes it’s romantic and meaningful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slwpt4gtCNg

  20. justagirl | Oct 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm |

    aw.  cuz, sometimes it’s romantic and meaningful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slwpt4gtCNg

  21. It would much better to help people build relationship skills in addition to this.  People give up on relationships at the first sign of trouble.  It is so easy for people to give up on others, yet expect the world from “their” partner.  It isn’t fair.  

  22. It would much better to help people build relationship skills in addition to this.  People give up on relationships at the first sign of trouble.  It is so easy for people to give up on others, yet expect the world from “their” partner.  It isn’t fair.  

  23. My friend told me in Celtic marriages, the man and wife would come together on their first anniversary and determine whether they wanted to stay together or not. 

  24. My friend told me in Celtic marriages, the man and wife would come together on their first anniversary and determine whether they wanted to stay together or not. 

  25. If you’ve dated any of the girls I have; they usually let themselves go after 2 months.

  26. Hadrian999 | Oct 21, 2011 at 12:19 am |

    don’t be an easy mark, dump em, move on to a new model

  27. Anonymous | Oct 21, 2011 at 1:01 am |

    Just end “No Fault” divorce and all the anti-MAN laws of past decades.  It’s nothing more than a New World Order vehicle to destroy the family, marriage and the man.  Whatever a man does in his house should be legal, marriage equals consent, and if a woman leaves a man she should be sued for “Desertion” and LOSE no matter what stories she tells.

    Women only divorce now because they are filled with feminist bull—- and enshrined for hurting the man and have every incentive to hurt the man socially and legally, and are mocked and derided for not doing so.  Men today have been raised to be “New age and sensitive” so we are getting smacked by laws/the legal system meant to go “Robocop” on previous decades of men.  Can’t count the number of good men I’ve known ruined by some lying woman who files false charges against them and steals all their work.  As a result any advantage of reproduction is “Bacterial” at best and women use men for a while then fornicate with parasite non-producers, usually non-whites.  Right now men are starting to purely hate women and go internet porn or when they can afford it go on “Tours” or move out to areas where men can be men.  Women are even trying to get them in bed with drink and pierce the condom ’cause they can’t get a working, intelligent man to bed them much less marry them and the “Predate on the male” divorce court only savages a working white male, it won’t say “We are going to pay HER, you pay US or else” to a non-working non-white who’s in and out of jail, her usual boytoy before and after “Marriage”.

  28. greengestalt | Oct 20, 2011 at 9:01 pm |

    Just end “No Fault” divorce and all the anti-MAN laws of past decades.  It’s nothing more than a New World Order vehicle to destroy the family, marriage and the man.  Whatever a man does in his house should be legal, marriage equals consent, and if a woman leaves a man she should be sued for “Desertion” and LOSE no matter what stories she tells.

    Women only divorce now because they are filled with feminist bull—- and enshrined for hurting the man and have every incentive to hurt the man socially and legally, and are mocked and derided for not doing so.  Men today have been raised to be “New age and sensitive” so we are getting smacked by laws/the legal system meant to go “Robocop” on previous decades of men.  Can’t count the number of good men I’ve known ruined by some lying woman who files false charges against them and steals all their work.  As a result any advantage of reproduction is “Bacterial” at best and women use men for a while then fornicate with parasite non-producers, usually non-whites.  Right now men are starting to purely hate women and go internet porn or when they can afford it go on “Tours” or move out to areas where men can be men.  Women are even trying to get them in bed with drink and pierce the condom ’cause they can’t get a working, intelligent man to bed them much less marry them and the “Predate on the male” divorce court only savages a working white male, it won’t say “We are going to pay HER, you pay US or else” to a non-working non-white who’s in and out of jail, her usual boytoy before and after “Marriage”.

  29. I hear castration solves all those problems.

  30. Hadrian999 | Oct 21, 2011 at 1:50 am |

    ………….

  31. Budgie

    To me, this is a creative solution to an obvious problem. It is also romantic, and would give couples cause to contemplate their marriage on each anniversary.  When I was married, we decided to split on our first anniversary, and no-blame either way, we simply acknowledged it hadn’t worked out. 

  32. Budgie

    To me, this is a creative solution to an obvious problem. It is also romantic, and would give couples cause to contemplate their marriage on each anniversary.  When I was married, we decided to split on our first anniversary, and no-blame either way, we simply acknowledged it hadn’t worked out. 

  33. Anonymous | Oct 21, 2011 at 4:37 pm |

    So she dumped you, eh?

    Sorry to hear that. May I suggest the book, Way o f the Superior Man” by David Dieda. It could help you with… so many things.

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