In a bid to avoid the pain of ending a relationship, some Chinese have now reportedly resorted to a unique way of breaking-up -- outsourcing the responsibility to a middleman. At least 40 such "break-up agents" now advertise their skills in gently splitting couples on Taobao, China's answer to Ebay 'The Daily Telegraph' online reported. - Comment - Does this culture come here too?
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Do they have something like Patch-up-agents as well or are they only interested in helping people to break-up gently? It is sad that there are more individuals and agencies to help people to separate than to help them PATCH-UP and go on with their lives. This in itself shows how much we believe in maintaining a bond, relationship, commitment or agreement. Just like the "hire and fire" policy of employers which plays havoc with workers and making their lives so very unstable; in marriage also we are promoting the unsympathetic pattern of: "if you are not happy, simply pack up and go" and leave the other in the lurch. Both policies/stand are ruthless and inhumane but then this is the world. It likes sacking and hacking people instead of helping them to improve on their weaknesses or drawbacks. When deadly criminals (murderers and rapists) are given a helping hand to rehabilitate them in various ways by Government and Society, why does it become so difficult to help the very peo