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16th May '18 10:33:52 AM Omeganian
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\n* In another story by Sheckley, "Trap", an alien plots to kill his wife because she insisted on a permanent union when they were getting married.
9th Mar '18 6:07:55 PM AutumnLeaves
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* In Creator/AgathaChristie's ''4:15 From Paddington'', the victim is the estranged wife of the killer. The killer wanted to marry again, but his wife was Catholic and refused to divorce him.

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* In Creator/AgathaChristie's ''4:15 From Paddington'', the victim is the estranged wife of the killer. The killer wanted to marry again, a rich woman, but his wife was a devout Catholic and refused to divorce him.him.
** This killer wasn’t the only one of the Agatha Christie villains to do it. ''The Third Floor Flat'' (the murderer was apparently in love with his new flame, the wife refused a divorce), ''Murder on The Links'' (the backstory, the motive was money), ''Lord Edgware Dies'' (the victim agreed to a divorce, but the ''new'' flame was pious and wouldn’t have agreed to marry a divorcee), ''The Mysterious Affair at Styles'' (the motive was money, and the murder was committed just as the victim was planning a separation) and ''Murder in Mesopotamia'' (the victim cheated, and the killer pulled IfICantHaveYou) – the list can go on and on.
9th Feb '18 12:17:02 PM Dark_Lord_
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' is prone to this. Once you married a spouse, you are not allowed to divorce through normal means, the only possibly way to divoice is to outright kill him/her. [[spoiler: Averted if you used [[MasterConsole Console Command]] to reset relationship rank and the marriage quest.]]

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* Unfortunately, marriage in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' is prone to works like this. Once you you're married a spouse, you are not allowed to divorce through normal means, someone, the only possibly way to divoice marry someone else is to outright kill him/her. [[spoiler: Averted if your current spouse. Unless you used resort to using cheat codes in the [[MasterConsole Console Command]] to reset relationship rank and the marriage quest.]]console]] or {{Game Mod}}s that is.
19th Sep '17 12:16:29 PM EDP
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* ''Film/DivorceItalianStyle'' revolves around this trope, with the VillainProtagonist seeking to get out of marriage by setting up circumstances in which he can murder his wife and receive a slap-on-the-wrist by committing a type of HonorKilling specifically mentioned in the Penal Code.

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* ''Film/DivorceItalianStyle'' revolves around this trope, with the VillainProtagonist seeking to get out of marriage by setting up circumstances in which he can murder his wife and receive a slap-on-the-wrist by committing a type of HonorKilling specifically mentioned in the Penal Code.Code until 1981.
8th Jun '17 12:50:29 AM angie710
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* On ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'', Adam explains to Murph that the advent of no-fault divorce reduced suicide rates among women by 20% in TheSeventies and TheEighties, when the laws were going into effect.
--> '''Adam''': Divorce rates increased in TheSeventies and TheEighties, not because society was crumbling, but ''because divorce was finally available to the people who really needed it''.
27th May '17 9:27:38 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': Discusses in "The Flying Stars" when the VictimOfTheWeek insists that she'll die before allowing her husband to divorce her simply because he doesn't want to watch her drink herself to death, mere minutes before she's killed in a scuffle with another person.

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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': Discusses Discussed in "The Flying Stars" when the VictimOfTheWeek insists that she'll die before allowing her husband to divorce her simply because he doesn't want to watch her drink herself to death, mere minutes before she's killed in a scuffle with another person.
27th May '17 9:26:54 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': Discusses in "The Flying Stars" when the VictimOfTheWeek insists that she'll die before allowing her husband to divorce her simply because he doesn't want to watch her drink herself to death, mere minutes before she's killed in a scuffle with another person.
-->'''Mrs. Adams''': The only way I leave this marriage ''is in a coffin''.
17th Apr '17 7:04:56 PM Adeon
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* In one episode of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' the VictimOfTheWeek is a married couple who have both put out a hit on the other in order to avoid the cost of the divorce. At the end of the episode they decide that they can make the marriage work (once they get out of jail).
14th Dec '16 2:36:46 AM AutumnLeaves
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\n* In ''A Ticket to Tranai'' by ''Creator/RobertSheckley'' divorce isn't allowed on Tranai and instead MurderTheHypotenuse is legalized.

6th Dec '16 9:26:15 AM dmcreif
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* Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's character in ''Film/TotalRecall1990'': *gunshot* "Consider that a divorce."

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* Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's character [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Douglas Quaid]] in ''Film/TotalRecall1990'': *gunshot* "Consider ''Film/TotalRecall1990''. After shooting Lori in the head: "[[BondOneLiner Consider that a divorce."]]"
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