Divorce as Transition

Divorce is almost, but not entirely, as universal as marriage. A frequent reason for divorce is a wife's infertility, whether real or alleged (since the possibility of male infertility is often not recognized), or failure to bear sons. Whether the procedure is simple or complicated, terminating a marriage is an option open only to men in many societies. A divorced wife may be compelled to return to her natal family, who may not welcome her because the property which the divorcing husband and his family expended for her marriage must be returned. Typically the property, possibly in the form of cattle or pigs, has already changed hands in order to establish a marriage for the woman's brother or to acquire yet another wife for her father. Custody of children is not negotiable, since a society's rules of descent are the deciding factor. Thus in most societies, the transition a woman experiences at divorce can deprive her of her children and, unless she remarries, forces her into a life of dependency and penury.

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