There is cruelty in divorce. There is cruelty in forced or unfortunate marriage. We will continue to cry at weddings because we know how bittersweet, how fragile is the troth. We will always need legal divorce just as an emergency escape hatch is crucial in every submarine. No sense, however, in denying that after every divorce someone will be running like a cat, tin cans tied to its tail: spooked and slowed down.
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Source Notes: "A Tale of Two Divorces," in Women on Divorce: A Bedside Companion, ed. Penny Kaganoff and Susan Spano (1995).
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