I don't know how one renews or doesn't renew a marriage contract that includes "till death do you part".
Maybe I should have read the fine print beforehand!
reverend fishmonger of the subgenius church harvard square clench used to offer marriage certificates with expiration dates.
the interweb makes non eternal marriage much easier .. divorces too ! http://www.subgenius.com/marriage.html
Good grief, where do you men find these crazy women? Must be a Northern thing. Might I suggest a trip to the deep South to meet your next significant other? I have never been around women who would behave and treat their husband/boyfriend in such ways. That is awful! I'm sure there are deep phsychological issues surrounding their behavior, but we (women in the South) tend to handle things in a different manner. Don't get me wrong; when treated incorrectly, we will set your car on fire; but give us respect and love and you've never been treated so well in all your life! Southern boys so love their mamas ... and women down here tend to base husband skills on how well a man treats his Mother.
As we say over here: "Ne vent krigt mor 't wuf dat'n werd es...", freely translated it is something like this: "A men only gets the wife he deserves..."
"...If you can not stand the rustle of the leafs, then do not go in to the woods..."
(freely translated quote by Guido Gezelle)
PS: English is only my third language, please do forgive me my sloppy grammar...