As permitted by Steve, this thread is being started again with hopefully 100% less whining and bitching so keep the comments clean and sarcasm free. I believe divorce is acceptable when two people simply cannot function. Some may say that can be solved by having incredible foresight while other people believe in the ever changing nature of the human mind (thus meaning it's impossible to predict long term). I personally believe it to be highly possible for people to change and I have a few examples. People pretend to be the one the other person wants This is a big problem today if you ask me. The "just be yourself" sentiment may be stale, cheesy and overly Disney for some people but that does not change the fact that it's true. If the girl/guy you want desires an extrovert and you're more of an introvert, don't force yourself to change. Change should be natural. This can also cause problems because people's natures will eventually overcome their facades meaning they will eventually see the true you (an introvert in this situation) and probably be turned away not only by having an incompatible nature, but for lying to them. People wear costumes to attract the mates they want but slowly remove them hoping for the person to still love and care for them and it's not a great idea. Go ahead and say that someone who truly loves someone will accept them no matter what, but it's simply not true. If you fall in love with someone and then they change so drastically, aren't they not the same person you fell in love with? Living together & marriage Yes before someone bitches that I'm not married nor living with a significant other, I've seen enough of it (and live with parents who have dealt with some struggles) to at least comment on it. The atmosphere is different once you begin your life with someone else. Basically the point here is that some people just aren't ready or aware of what they got themselves into. Another acceptable situation is when one parent is damaging their child(ren). As another user here pointed out (EXQ I believe, maybe) divorce can be a great relief for some children rather than a salted wound as it can be. So what do you think? When is divorce acceptable? Remember this thread is about divorce, nothing else.