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Old 05-19-2010, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Rarechild View Post
I live in the States, and I'm sure your financial stuation complicates things, but I could a divorce from my husband inside two weeks for under a thousand dollars.
"under a thousand dollars" is still a boatload of money. The statistics I've heard say many Americans have to make a monthly decision between paying the power bill and buying groceries.

Living in a separate house? If a single mother of 2 children under 5 can only get a minimum-wage job, her wages won't even cover proper child care... let alone housing, food, clothes, utilities, and transportation.

I'm not saying that staying in a loveless marriage full of fighting and misery is the "right choice" ... I'm just saying, there are so many factors to consider. I can see how for many people, it would seem like the "only choice."
As I am sure any cat owner will be able to tell you,
someone else putting you in a box is entirely different
from getting into a box yourself.
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