Wednesday, July 07, 2004
From the Inbox
- Child of Divorce - Ari Goldman
[today's Daily Dig from Bruderhof.com]
To my mind, divorce is a deplorable breach of contract, and I say without humor that children should be allowed to sue.
Consider the facts: Two people agree to create a human being and promise to give it love, a home, security, and happiness. They take this step with the best of intentions, to be sure, but then something goes awry. They find they really hate each other or for some other reason cannot live together. But in separating, they put themselves first and forget about the contract they have with their child. I do not believe, as you often hear soon-to-be-divorced parents say, that the separation will be “best for the child.” My experience has taught me better.