A German politician on Wednesday proposed making marriage contracts expire after seven years, with the option to renew for those not feeling the proverbial itch.
“I propose that marriages lapse after seven years,” Gabriele Pauli told reporters in Munich. “This would mean that one will only commit for a fixed period and will actively have to renew your vows if you still want to continue.”
Pauli, 50, has been divorced twice. You probably could’ve guessed that, right? Donald Trump and Larry King are both hoping the suggestion becomes international law.
Children, I guess, will be left to fend for themselves. And we know that always turns out well. See Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and the Artful Dodger.
A spokesman for the Catholic archdiocese of Munich said temporary marriage was a ‘contradiction in terms.’ Agreed. It’s nice when personal failings can be generalized and made law to ease the consciences of the weak.