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BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7172.3b (Published 05 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:S3b-7172

Rx for Marriage

Marriage is an unconscious attempt to recreate and repair childhood traumas.
So it’s no surprise that marriage frequently ends in a traumatic divorce.
Considering the prevalence and pain of divorce, I would suggest that people
should be married by a lawyer and divorced by a clergyman. Let’s practice
prevention and merciful intervention.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

13 January 2009
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA