Alimony should definitely be abolished. It's outdated and promotes dependency on others. It used to be that the man would go to work to support the family while the woman would stay home and raise the family. The thinking was the women would have no skills of their own to fall back on once divorced and they would need the continued support of their ex-husband. Things changed as time went on. Women showed they do have the skills needed to support themselves. This change in the way society thinks has led to a lot of alimony awards being given out unnecessarily.
In this day and age, there's no reason why someone can't go out and find a way to support themselves. By paying them for not working we're breeding a culture of women sitting around eating bonbons expecting to be taken care of for the rest of their lives!