Post # 1
Last night I was watching a show on MSNBC about divorces and one man who had gone through a bad divorce had set up a company that sells divorce insurance. Basically, like any insurance policy, you pay on it and in the event you ever get divorced, it helps cover your attorney’s fees and settlements and whatnot.
I found this horribly depressing. It’s not that I’m naive and think nobody will ever get divorced, but if you are so unsure of your marriage that you consider divorce insurance, wouldn’t the best insurance just be to… not get married? Is this an overly cynical way of approaching marriage, or is it just practical?
Post # 3
I agree. It’s like setting your marriage up for failure! Also, if you do manage to never get divorced, I don’t even want to know hoy much money you just threw away!
Post # 4
I can see why some people wouldn’t be too turned off by the idea. People buy regular insurance all the time and it’s not because they’re banking on something bad happening, it’s for “just in case” situations. I guess it’s like prenups and there’s obviously a market for it.
Personally, I think the idea of marriage insurance is a bit of a downer too and makes it seems like there’s no confidence in the union lasting. It seems pretty weird to have “just in case” in the back of your head before getting married. I think people really should be adopting the whole “it’s forever…seriously, no ands, ifs or buts!” attitude more than anything else.