Murder vs. Divorce

Posted: December 12, 2011 in divorce, marriage
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A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, “I would like to buy some cyanide.”

The pharmacist asked, “Why in the world do you need cyanide?”

The lady replied, “I need it to poison my husband.”

The pharmacist’s eyes got big and he exclaimed, “Lord have mercy! I can’t give you cyanide to kill your husband. That’s against the law! I’ll lose my license! They’ll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!”

The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist’s wife.
The pharmacist looked at the picture and replied, “Well now, that’s different. You didn’t tell me you had a prescription.”
posted online by John1960

Reading this might be funny, but murder no joke. Unhappy marriages should never come to this…though every year there’s folks who feel this is their only way out.

We thought our marriage was bad…

With constant frustration, chronic unhappiness, complete and utter miscommunication and misunderstanding all the time, stress, anger and sometimes deceit…

We end up contemplating divorce…

And we think: ‘that could be far worse.’…

With it’s costly attorney’s fees, unpleasant exchanges with the ‘X’, dissatisfied societal views, crushed dreams, possible custody problems and the loss of half of our property and savings…

At this point….there are a select few who decide they cannot stand to be married, or divorced, so they some how convince themselves murder will become their salvation.

I agree that life is certainly too short to live unhappily, and with someone you can’t stand. True also that divorce can become a difficult option….

But, living life –period- is worth living.

I never thought about killing my ‘X’.

Being separated was enough for me.

So, we took the long road and divorced. It took a year and it wasn’t fun, nor was it pretty…but…

Just being able to remove he and myself from the misery of being married, having the ability to move away from each other and move on would give us the freedom both emotionally and physically that we needed.

Let’s for a moment contemplate something else …

Life in prison, the electric chair, and/or our family going through life with the agony we put them through after having been convicted of murder….(and in our case there would be some children left without parents).

So, what makes some people believe murder is better (or smarter) than divorce is beyond me…

We know the spouse is always a suspect….and therefore we’ll be caught…(remember Scott Peterson?)

My thoughts:
This is your life…and if being married is painful, and divorce seems even more painful,
think about the alternatives, or maybe more so, think about the consequences to the alternative.

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