Or does it simply prolong the unhappiness and worse? Politicians throughout the nation feel it is there business to prevent divorce. They see divorce as problematic and believe by creating more obstacles to obtaining a divorce, there will be fewer divorces and many problems resulting from them will be prevented.
But is this really true? The underlying assumption seems to be that many people who file for divorce, do it on a whim. The politicians impose waiting periods and requirements that parents attend "parenting education" classes. Could these programs really make people reconsider their need or desire for a divorce? As if property settlements, child support and custody and other issue do not already make it sufficiently painful.