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Old 02-23-2012, 11:21 AM   #26 (permalink)
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My parents divorced when I was 12 or 13, I can't remember for sure. It was a really bad/ugly divorce. It didn't have much effect on me though
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:35 AM   #27 (permalink)
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My wife and I got married after our 1st date, the date lasted a whole week. This year we will celebrate our 17th.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:36 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Mark me down with the "parents got divorced" bunch.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:37 AM   #29 (permalink)
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My wife and I got married after our 1st date, the date lasted a whole week. This year we will celebrate our 17th.
I would like to hear more of this story
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:40 AM   #30 (permalink)
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my parents are together, but on my mom's side, out of 7 brothers and sisters, only 1 is still with their first husband/wife.

and my dad was already married once before, but no kids
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Yes, we want graphic details of the first week.........
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:57 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Well, I was on summer vacation for the 1st time by my self. I decided to go see Seattle. My family owned a house in Tacoma, that no one used so that's where i was staying. When I got there I had a pile of laundry from the long drive there, and with no washing machine, I went to a local Dry cleaner slash Laundry mat. This is where we met, she was working there her freshman year at University of Washington. I thought than as I do now that she is the most beautiful woman on the planet (to me any ways). So while I did my laundry I ended asking her to dinner. With in 1 hour of talking with her, we were best friends, felt like we had known each other forever. We ended up going on a whirlwind site seeing tour WA and Vancouver for a week (she Is a Canadian, born in Nanaimo). After 5 days I suggested we should get married, nothing really romantic to it . Just pointed out we were perfect for each other, She agreed and we went and had a quick wedding service.

Now none of our families were happy, we were stupid kids, and we had made a huge mistake. Now almost 17 years later we know like than, It was meant to be.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:58 AM   #33 (permalink)
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My parents have been fighting a lot. Its been ongoing for years now. My dad sleeps on the couch and ive been stressing a lot lately. It got pretty bad this week and my dads boutta move out soon. I should man up and not care so much cuz im already 18 but yeahh... Im taking a child sociology class in college right now and they said 47% of marriages end up in divorce or something. Is that true? That sounds like a lot.

Just curious to see how many members on here are divorced or parents divorced?
I am divorced [and re-married] as is my now current wife. I think the statistic is now more like closer to 60% of all marriages fail.

In my step sons 1st grade class there are 28 kids I think it is - and at least 12-13 kids are from divorced parents. My daughters pre-k class has 20 kids and they have more than 10 that have divorced parents.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:09 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I am on my second marriage, but my first ended cause my wife couldn't keep it in her pants...wait, um, I mean...

The 50% divorce rate is semi-misleading. Here is how it breaks down:

2008: Assume 20,000 couples get married.
2009: 20,000 new couples get married, which now totals 40,000, while 10,000 couples get divorced, or 50% of the new couples married. But that still leaves 30,000 couples married.
2010: 20,000 new couples get married, add the 30,000 to that, and then slash the new couples total by 50%, so now we're at 40,000 married couples.

If you followed the math, you can see that the rate is actually closer to 25 or 30%. The media LOVES shock value, and saying half of ALL marriages end in divorce simply isn't true.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:10 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I was 5, best thing to happen to my family haha. If I lived with my dad, I'd be a failure haha. I do not talked to anybody on my dad's side, not brothers, nobody, they are all failures haha
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:45 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Louis C.K. says that divorce is always a good thing. No happily married couple has ever gotten divorced.

My parents seperated when I was 11, divorced when I was 14. Both remarried. Both are miserable with new spouses, but will never get divorced again.

I am married and feel trapped. Someone save me.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:51 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:27 AM   #38 (permalink)
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My parents married right after high school and have been together 32 years. I feared a separation when I was younger because my father use to have an uncontrolled temper. He was not really physically abuse at all, but he would scream and swear so violently that I would run out of the house to my neighbors while crying because I was scared to death. I always felt like I was scared of my dad and things were so tense that my siblings and I were relieved every time he went out of town on business and tensed up when he was home. This went on until I was in my teens and my father just cooled down one day and now he's pretty chill. I never asked, but I think my mom gave him an ultimatum. Once in a while the old him shows up briefly, but less intense.

I have always had a hard time feeling close to my dad. One thin for sure though is that I have a ton of respect for him. He went through college full time in electrical engineering and worked two jobs to support the family and busted his butt hard as a graduate and worked his way up to President of one of the dvisions in the international company he works for and a chief officer for corporate. He went from starving college students with a wife and kids to President and Chief officer with a salary that monthly shames my annual pay. It was all due to his dedication to work hard for the family and for that he earned my respect no matter how hard he was to be around when I was young.



My mom is a saint, short and sweet.

Anyways, my parents can't live without eachother. Divorce will never happen. Especially after such a bumpy first 20 years, it's smooth sailing now. They've survived their hardest relationship difficulties.

As a parent now myself, my words of advice are to live moral lives with your language, attitude, behavior, have strict fidelity to your spouse and tell eachother "I love you" several times a day and strive extremely hard to be patient. One huge marriage crusher these days is internet pornography and its addictions. Stay away from it. Ronlabo!!! Lol.

Oh, and marry when you are mature enough to make good life decisions. If you are out getting wasted or being promiscuous on weekends, you are not fit to be a spouse or a parent. Even if you do neither of those things like myself, have a plan to go to school or learn a valuable trade that is financially supportive and adequate. If you don't have that going for you in motion, you are not fit to be a spouse or a parent.

Take a look at poverty stricken areas and the aboves mentioned were violated 95% of the time.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:35 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I am on my second marriage, but my first ended cause my wife couldn't keep it in her pants...wait, um, I mean...

The 50% divorce rate is semi-misleading. Here is how it breaks down:

2008: Assume 20,000 couples get married.
2009: 20,000 new couples get married, which now totals 40,000, while 10,000 couples get divorced, or 50% of the new couples married. But that still leaves 30,000 couples married.
2010: 20,000 new couples get married, add the 30,000 to that, and then slash the new couples total by 50%, so now we're at 40,000 married couples.

If you followed the math, you can see that the rate is actually closer to 25 or 30%. The media LOVES shock value, and saying half of ALL marriages end in divorce simply isn't true.
that's great n all, but you just made up some numbers to fit your argument. You need to find the real data and see if it adds up....
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The #1 cause of divorce is marriage.
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Parents have been together over 30 years. Hardly any divorces in my extended family either.

In Mexican/Latino culture, many people get together (and stay together) to have a family instead of "love" per se.
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I find it hard to believe, but my Parents have been married for 59 years. Holy cow. Time flies by when you get older. I have been married for 19 years. Hopefully my marriage to my wonderful wife will last just as long. Good communication & following the golden rule of not screwing around are two important factors. You might be on a diet but you can still look at the menu. Just remember, no touching or looking under the hood!
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:01 AM   #43 (permalink)
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My mom and my real dad got divorced when I was 5.

My mom and my old step dad got divorced when I was 13.

Divorce sucks!
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My parents are still happily married.
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My parents are still together. Over 30 years now I believe.
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The #1 cause of divorce is marriage.
And #2 is weight gain
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And #2 is weight gain
Where does sticking your dipstick in a ladyboy rank?
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Where does sticking your dipstick in a ladyboy rank?
Ranks up there with Goth Homosexual Transgender midgets from Tijuana.......lmfao
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My parents split in 1982 when I was in 5th grade. Divorce was final a couple of years later. Sucks, but now I could never imagine them together, so it was definitely for the best.
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Ranks up there with Goth Homosexual Transgender midgets from Tijuana.......lmfao

Ahhhh so you have been talking with CBo
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