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In 1999 John and Libby Curry were a poor couple from rural West Lafayette Indiana who had three children Dave Elizabeth and Mary The family was completely dependent on Johns salary from the local hardware shop however work was slowing down and things at home were not going so well As the months passed on John was getting fed up of working hard for his mediocre paycheck his social life was suffering and coming home after a long days work was simply aggravating On January 31st 2001 he ended his troubles by divorcing Libby and packing up and moving to Harwich Massachusetts John once again became a single man regained his individuality and did not have to cope with the problems of being in a marriage or family His relationship with his family now consists of child support payments and the occasional phone call However Libby did not have the option to walk away She and the children had to bear the outcome of Johns irresponsibility Following the divorce Libby sold the home and moved the children back to Cleveland Ohio to live with their grandmother David went to the local high school but did not fit in and was kicked out after three months for constant fighting Elizabeth was transformed from a jovial third-grader to being withdrawn at school and coming home saddened over the fact that her dad wasnt coming home ever again Mary is only seven months old and is still too young to realize the situation but is now growing up without the benefit of having both parents by her side This story puts a spin on Dr Peter Kramers opinion on the effects of divorce in his essay Divorce and Our National Values Although Kramer acknowledges that divorce is destructive he also justifies divorce by claiming it signals social progress 287 However in many divorce cases this is untrue In the hypothetical example of the Curry family John splits from
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