Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lessons on How to be a Good Spouse

From the HuffPost Blog:

If we take classes to learn the skills we need to survive in the world at large, as well as the working world, should we take classes to learn how to be a good spouse, too?

About a week ago, Utah Rep. Dixon Pitcher introduced a bill that would require would-be spouses to wait at least three days after obtaining a license before getting married, unless they took premarital training first. Wyoming introduced a similar bill; couples that didn't attend three hours of marriage counseling would have to wait a year before getting a marriage license. Other states have tried to pass legislation that would require counseling before couples could divorce.

Read more here.


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There is no formula on how to be a good spouse. That is what I have learned through my 10 years of being married to my wife. I have been reading many books but their ideas and suggestions are never applicable.

Posted by: Jhonny Smith | Nov 12, 2012 3:08:23 PM

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