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Doesn’t no-fault divorce just make it too easy to get a divorce?

When a couple marry with the hope of life together and the marriage fails, easy divorce is an oxymoron. Contrary to popular opinion, few people enter into a divorce lightheartedly. A divorce is wrenching, and for most people going through one is, under the best conditions, an experience in mental and emotional anguish and sadness. Even when divorce is the only answer, it is painful and dislocating, and when it becomes a war, the idea of victory and winning is an illusion. The belief that "divorce breeds divorce," meaning that the easy availability of divorce makes other couples more likely to divorce, seems without foundation. Divorce is not contagious.