(Closed) Would you divorce your husband if he were sent to prison?

posted 6 years ago in Legal
  • poll: Would you divorce your husband if he were sent to prison?
    Yes, I would. : (40 votes)
    33 %
    No, I would not. : (72 votes)
    59 %
    No, I would not. Even if it were for premeditated murder. : (10 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think it depends what he was in prison for. Assuming it was nothing henious then no.

    Post # 4
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    definitely would depend on what he went for..

    Post # 5
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    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    It really depends on the crime. If they raped someone, brutally beat someone up, stole, trafficked drugs, embezzled money or anything of the sort, I doubt I could stand by them as these are things that I do not agree with and cannot bring myself to be with someone who could do these things.I consider myself to be a moral person and I would hope that my partner would have the same morals. If they did a crime that was against these morals, I don’t see how I could stay with them knowing they are not a moral person.

    Post # 6
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    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    It would 100% what he did. Did he directly hurt someone (ie, assault, rape, murder, etc)? Then I think I would. If he went to prison because he committed fraud or embezzlement or who knows what else, I’d have to consider whether that fundamentally altered who I thought I was married to.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    haha no, me and my s/o have actualy been in jail together, THAT was a bonding experience  (long story , we were fighting for a political cause, not charged with anything )

    So him going to jail would not be an automatic deal breaker, it really depends on the reason for him being in jail

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    This is 100% circumstantial in my opinion – so unfortunately I cannot answer your poll.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I would definitely divorce him if his crime was purposeful murder. Otherwise… it probably would still depend on the specifics, but if I could accept what he did, even if it was wrong, I would stay married.

    Post # 10
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    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    It really depends on the crime.  If he went to prison for something like a DUI, maybe not.  Of course by that point he would likely have more than one under his belt and have a drinking problem soooo…that might be a reason for divorce, I don’t know.

    I would divorce him if he murdered someone.  I would divorce him if he inentionally harmed a child in any way.  If he went for embezzlement or something white collar I would not divorce him.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    depends on what he did and how long he’d be away for…

    Post # 12
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    2144 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It definitely depends on the situation and length of the sentence. If it was something stupid but nothing that harmed anyone then no, I wouldn’t. If it were rape, murder, sexual abuse or anything else really harmful, then probably. Also if it were some crazy long sentence I’d probably consider it as well.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    It would definitely have to depend. If he was a rapist, child molestor, drug trafficer, killer, or something serious like that, I’d have to let him go. If it was for something like DUI getting arrested for something petty then no.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    In general, I did not choose anything, because it would depend on what he is in for and if I thought he was guilty.

    I know he would not do anything really serious so I would definitely support him if that were to happen though.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    It would really depend on what he did…

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Eight6Eleven:  I agree. I voted yes, I would leave him in the poll, because there are crimes I actually think are worse and more destructive than pre-meditated murder: sexual assault and child molesting, for instance. I think these things would break our vows of committment to each other and I would have to leave him for them. But if it was something lesser, even if it was hard, I’d definitley try to stay with him through it all. 

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