Monday, May 12, 2008
Though I used to think court and bedchamber were separate, I now wonder? A persons behaviour, if they are honest to themselves, should be uniform in all matters.
A public servant may be able to honour their commitments to the state, and the people they represent, while still making mistakes in their personal life.
So what does divorce say?
1) Changing loyalties
2) Indicative of commitment before fully understanding situation
3) Failure to communicate
4) Failure to resolve issues
5) Victim of coercion
6) Willing to renounce legal or religious vows.
a) Ability to fix issues, and retreat from bad situations
b) Strength to assert own right.
c) Modern thinking in matters of personal liberty.
This is what the divorces imply about the divorcees in general.
As for family values. As a parent, the commitment you make is to provide the best for your children, your partner and yourself in that order.
An abusive partnership will be a bad environment for the kids, more so than a stable separation of parental units.
Of course an abusive separation will be detrimental to the kids too, possibly more so, with abandonment and resentment coming into it.
I don't know how to classify "bored of relationship" in terms of damage to the kids.
I think the point to be taken from the cartoon is not so much about the actual behavior, which does indeed fall inside the realm of private lives, but rather about stones and glass houses. And double standards.