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Answering from the perspective of Pennsylvania where I practice, the laws of Pennsylvania favor the institution of marriage and reconciliation so, if either party (not just the wife) objects to the divorce, the party seeking divorce must wait a statutory 2 year period before the court will grant the divorce, under most circumstances.


In the United States the answer is yes. One spouse cannot force the other to remain married by withholding their "consent" to the divorce. Their consent isn't necessary. While state laws vary, the spouse who wants the divorce can obtain one through the family court system. In addition, most states have a no fault divorce process.
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