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  Quote Greatdad10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Thought for the week
    Posted: 10/February/2012 at 16:54
Sorry if this is inappropriate on this forum, not meaning to abuse it (mods - feel free to move to a 'chat' area if deemed inappropriate)

My thought for the week:

(blatently stolen from Tony Miller's website by the way)

Why would men want to meet the huge investment and personal sacrifice involved in establishing a family if the children could so easily and unjustly be removed from their care?

More and more boys are seeing what their fathers have gone through and have decided that they have no intention of going through the same process.

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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/February/2012 at 20:20
There is a pretty strong societal movement away from marriage in some countries. I'm sure it's driven by this. However, the young often think they won't make the same mistakes as their elders so they marry in hope.
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  Quote odd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/February/2012 at 20:36
Yes AOD... 'but [insert girls name here] is different'
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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/February/2012 at 20:43
I wonder if we may see a movement away from "marriage" now that the gheys are trying to claim it towards a more contracted arrangement in due course (i.e. "Mr and Mrs Smith are pleased to announce the pending BFA of their daughter Nelly to Richard Horse, son of Mr and Mrs Horse of Wagin").
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  Quote rambler1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/February/2012 at 02:28

First of all its not marriage that has the problem Defacto relationships fall into the same category and its usually children of the relationship that the biggest battles are over.

So whether the marriage exists or not the problem of custody and fighting will never go away unless everyone decides not to have children which is unlikely.

Ill also add this people who have an axe to grind usually men who feel they have been badly treated by the law are the greatest protagonists.

The reality is that the law is a reflection of society its not imposed by some demagogue so the fact that a man may feel he is getting a raw deal from a custody battle is not the law's fault its his fault our fault and everyone's fault.

And since nothing will change in the short run I suggest if you are unfortunate to be in a bad relationship that you make the best effort to minimise the loss to your children and stop considering your own sense of having injustice thrust upon you.

Luke 11 46: Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! For you load men with burdens that are difficult to carry, and you yourselves won't even lift one finger to help carry those burdens.

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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/February/2012 at 18:58
Rambler - I don't quite agree with you re men being the biggest complainers. Plently of women on this forum seem unhappy too. However, your point about it being all our fault is correct. If the OP wants to change the law, then he needs to influence society at large.
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