quote: It seems like the child support laws have removed one large barrier from leaving a marriage. If a spouse is financially dependent but wants out, he/she is still *entitled* to child support in most states. That just gives somebody one less reason to make the marriage work. It would feed the "gotta have it now" attitude of many people today. Why? If only one party wants out of the marriage, the one being left should not have to pay the other
quote: These days, things are a bit different, though still not at parity. Once women and men (or at least each spouse) makes equal pay for equal work, then I think that you might be right.