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Speaking as a fomrer divorce lawyer, what's 'innocent' in this context? There have always been people who married for money or security rather than love. In fact until fairly recently in historic terms you'd have been considered a fool if you married for anything else and the hope would be that love (or affection at any rate) would grow afterwards. And if it didn't there was a good chance that one or other party would look outside the marriage for emotional satisfaction. If we now have a society in which people are not forced to stick together for purely economic reasons then I don't see how the sum of human happiness is increased by making people stay linked in some legal relationship which no longer reflects emotional reality (if it ever did). Frankly the sooner we get to a situation where one party can say to the other "Sorry but I simply don't like you enough to want to spend the rest of my life with you. So I am ending our formal relationship as partners" the better. Especially if to save pride you can say "It's not you, it's me" - which we all know is a lie, but sometimes a necessary one - rather than having to come up with some 'unreasonable behaviour' to rub the other person's nose in it.

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