Divorce Is Not Eco-nomical

As if the burden of divorce weren’t bad enough, people with failed marriages can be blamed for global warming, according to a study by Michigan State University.
Divorce Pains The Planet, CNet News

“If you have more households as a result of divorce, then you would need more housing units, and if you need to build more houses or apartments, that means you need more land, and that will contribute to urban sprawl,” he says.
-Jianguo “Jack” Liu in Marriage: Eco-friendlier Than Divorce?, USA Today

“A married household actually uses resources more efficiently than a divorced household,” said Jianguo Liu, a sustainability expert with Michigan State University.
Divorce Isn’t Resource Efficient, Study Finds, Seattle Times

If you thought divorce was bad for the kids, you should see what it does to the environment.
In Divorce Even The Environment Pays A Price, LA Times

I Pandora finds the evidence does not support claims that human energy use has a significant effect on global temperature. However, we do recognize the unsightly nature of waste and the issues of inefficient use of resources. And we realize the almost universally evil nature of divorce.

As such, if you can’t stay together for love, and you can’t stay together for the kids, and you’re just to d****d selfish and pig-headed to work to live with this person you used to love and promised to never leave, then maybe the fact that if you break up your making twice as much trash will give you pause…

Naw, didn’t think so. Pig.

4 thoughts on “Divorce Is Not Eco-nomical”

  1. Gee
    How about abuse to the point of lunacy?

    I had to leave.
    Although I didn’t persue divorce, he did.

    I left a terrible situation where my children and I were suffering.

    If it makes any difference, we went to my mom’s house, which she was already living in.

    So no trees were harmed in this divorce.

  2. I’m sorry about that Barbara. The irony isn’t exactly as ‘dripping’ as it ought to be.

    I still don’t like divorce, but in this case, I’m not sure which side I’m on, considering the saying “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”.

    I just think it’s all kind of ridiculous.

    For your case I added the “almost”.

    I still think you’re great and I’ve been encouraged getting to know what little I do about your story from your blog.

    Maybe I need to work on the comedic timing of text 🙂

  3. I don’t like divorce either, and I didn’t instigate it.
    I LEFT an impossible situation.
    My children were suffering and so was I.

    I had tons of GOOD Christian counseling before I left, urging me to go.
    I had a Woman’s helpline threaten to no longer keep my call confidential as what I was explainging to them they were ready to remove the children from the home.
    I had no choice, I had to leave.

    I guess I gave him every possible human chance I could.

    3 years later, he is no better.
    He is still mean and hateful to our children.
    He doesn’t even acknowledge he has a grandson.
    It’s rather sad for him.

    Now my pastor doesn’t believe in remarraige at this point.

    He understands the need I had to leave, he encouraged it.
    BUt he had hoped this would wake my ex up. IT didn’t.

    He was finally asked to leave the church.

    Hard case.

    Not typical
    Many divorces are a result of impetuous, unGodly jumping into the marriage and the easy selfish way out of one.
    I realize this.
    I don’t think this was my case.

  4. I dont think divorce has anything to do with God’s direct. I am a counsellor and an active Christian. In cases of incompatibility starting at “My husband bites his nails” and ending with “she never cooks” I think it is a bane for everyone. The extended family and friends suffer just as much as the children. Finances plunge down once divorce is granted for both the man and the woman. In cases of abuse, torture and sadism it becomes a question of life and death. The Bible says we are made in the image of God. I dont think that image takes sadism and abuse as a daily feature.

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