According to The Telegraph the Government are now considering sending separating couples on a course to show them the impact their divorce will have on their children. Apparently it works in Norway.
What is the infidelity rate in Norway?
I know it’s dark a lot and people are good at handicrafts, skating and other winter sports.
What is the obesity rate like in Norway?
What about the use of internet porn and computer addiction?
What about the rate of alcohol consumption and domestic violence?
I imagine their culture is very different to ours and taking one statistic out of context may not work here.
If the Government wants to reduce divorce and the breakdown in cohabitation in this country it need to look at its own policies. Why do so many people have children they cannot afford? Why are single mothers better off without a partner due to the generous tax credits system?
I spoke with a lawyer who specialises in legal aid last week and her comments were distressing indeed. Stop people having children she said. Mothers who have their fifth child when the others have already been taken into care are surely causing themselves distress as well as their children? Was there less of these pregnancies when everyone was scared of AIDS?
People do not make the decision to divorce lightly and their reasons are usually valid and genuine. Research now suggests that adult children of divorce fare better than those in homes where their parents are always fighting. Surely the real challenge is to make people be nicer to each other?