There was no internet, no television and no radio. Though life today is in many ways very different in Butler County than life was 100 years ago, in some important ways it is very much alike. People still fall in love, get married and have children. And sometimes those marriages end in divorce that can be complicated by child custody disputes, property disagreements or differences about just about anything and everything else. The New York Post recently went through recently unsealed divorce records from a century ago. Unlike Ohio, New York State seals those records for 100 years.
The decision to divorce is rarely an easy one. For most people, divorce means the end of a relationship they once thought would last forever.
"Desperate times call for desperate measures." No one knows exactly where the phrase comes from, but it is used to rationalize a wide variety of actions in everything from football to politics to war and beyond.