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Pack Your Bags Now. Germany Proposes Seven-Year Limit on Marriages

I know what you are thinking. Seven years is still eternity by the standards of some. It is still a long time to stay with someone you married in Vegas intoxicated. Either way, restricting marriages to only seven years sounds like the best idea the 21st century has put on the table so far. Followed closely by the iPod, of course.

Gabriele Pauli, a German politician, has put the temporary marriage issue on her agenda. This is how it works: "You will only commit for a fixed period and will actively have to renew your vows if you still want to continue," she explains. If they don't want to continue, there is no need for divorce.

Now, somebody needs to figure out what to do with children born into temporary marriages. Do I hear temporary child rental?

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