Behind the humour is the sorry truth of an unfortunate aspect of modern life:
The spousing crisis is leading to homelessness and child poverty.
Rental spouses are just too expensive.They are insecure and impermanent. You could get kicked out at any time and have to go looking for another. Some spouses have become P-contaminated and put children at risk. But there simply aren’t enough solid, life-time spouses available, so more and more people are being forced into the rental spouse market. . .
Read the rest at Lindsay Mitchell.