Divorce is a product of failed expectations and tragic stagnation. When people who have no children divorce, they mayor may not remain emotionally connected to members of each other's families. When people who have children, divorce they mayor may not be emotionally connected, but they are always ethically bound. It can be argued that in the justice of the human order, people • Janet I. Filing, Ph.D. is a contextual psychotherapist and teacher at the Center of Contextual Therapy and Allied Studies. She is co-primary investigator and clinical supervisor of the Women's Study for cocaine addicted women at the Medical Center of the University of Pennsylvania 1i"eatment Research Center.