General Ironies



No one wants to be blamed. In modern society, personal responsibility has been replaced by defensiveness and rationalization. At present, 27 states allow no-fault divorce, introduced in the 1970s, which gives either spouse the right to terminate his or her marriage without providing justification. What follows the no-fault divorce is an epidemic of divorces, reaching a rate of almost 50 percent. At the same time, there are laws that make it difficult for an employer to fire an employee without just cause. While the notion of dismissing an employee at will has been rejected, American society appears to have embraced the idea of discharging a spouse at will.


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