Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Sign Of The Times
There has been a lot of talk about marriage as of late, but one company wants you to think of divorce.
Wedlock Divorce Insurance pays a beneficiary should a marriage of more than 3 years end in divorce. At a pricey $16 per month per $1250 in coverage, the North Carolina-based company figures that it should still be an easy sell. While the company's owner claims that he's not promoting divorce, the website is riddled with grim statistics about divorce and poverty.
John Logan developed the idea after a divorce because it seemed like a very good idea and nobody had thought about it. He's engaged now and has purchased policies for himself and future wife should their union end unhappily. That sounds incredibly romantic, doesn't it?
While I realize that 38% of marriages in Canada and 50% in the U.S. end in divorce, I think that this seems to be a little bizarre and pessimistic. If you're going into a union anticipating its end, maybe you shouldn't be getting married in the first place.
Posted by Michel-Exildas Galipeau at 13:20