When Harry* and Annette* got divorced, each took half of the furniture and other things they accumulated in their time together.
Harry complained: “Annette ran off with half my stuff! How could the law support her in this?” Annette did not complain about her material losses. If you were to actually ask her: “How do you feel that Harry took half your stuff?” she would have been surprised at your reasoning. Those things, after all, were collected by her and Harry. It is inconvenient to lose some, but it is entirely just that he should take half of it.
Annette wanted custody of the children, Harry did not. (more…)