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TexasSissy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-05 09:36 PM
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37. Divorce rate is over 50% now, I've read. Sad, I guess.
Unless the formerly married are happier.

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  -Damn! Why Are So Many People Getting Divorced? stopbush  Apr-03-05 08:57 PM   #0 
  - Americans treat divorce like breaking up an informal relationship.  Zynx   Apr-03-05 08:59 PM   #1 
  - There are more pressures than ever on married folks  Warpy   Apr-03-05 09:05 PM   #11 
     - The sad thing is  LibraLiz1973   Apr-03-05 09:16 PM   #20 
        - I thought it was 25 percent.  bearfan454   Apr-04-05 09:44 AM   #92 
  - 30 years together, 27 married  leftofthedial   Apr-03-05 08:59 PM   #2 
  - Oh dang.  Donailin   Apr-03-05 09:45 PM   #46 
  - You've got my sympathy. Also,  forgethell   Apr-03-05 10:05 PM   #57 
  - Celebrating lucky 13 this month...  Catch22Dem   Apr-03-05 09:00 PM   #3 
  - Congrats.  SW FL Dem   Apr-03-05 09:20 PM   #25 
  - okay....  thecorster   Apr-03-05 09:00 PM   #4 
  - let's not push EVERYTHING bad over on Bush?  genieroze   Apr-04-05 05:57 PM   #131 
  - Most divorces occur when the child reaches age 7.  radwriter0555   Apr-03-05 09:01 PM   #5 
  - Seven year itch? My parents split when I was that age  Lorien   Apr-03-05 09:41 PM   #43 
  - Off topic but your cats are BEAUTIFUL, specially the first one n/t  demokatgurrl   Apr-04-05 10:37 AM   #103 
  - Odd  Dunedain   Apr-03-05 10:05 PM   #56 
  - I was six when my folks split  Clark2008   Apr-04-05 12:41 AM   #66 
  - Because the kid is in school  psychopomp   Apr-04-05 12:17 PM   #120 
  - When it's with the right person  DoYouEverWonder   Apr-04-05 05:48 PM   #129 
  - HMMMM  shanti   Apr-04-05 02:46 PM   #125 
  - It's cause of the gays  Crandor   Apr-03-05 09:01 PM   #6 
  - I read about that somewhere  thecorster   Apr-03-05 09:03 PM   #9 
  - "Magic homo-powers."  GOPBasher   Apr-04-05 09:46 AM   #93 
     - I hear they can sees through your clothes and stuff!  liberalitch   Apr-04-05 10:38 AM   #104 
     - One time, one of them homos picked me up with his telegaynesis and  GOPBasher   Apr-04-05 11:17 AM   #107 
     - As one of "those people"...  TommyO   Apr-04-05 12:07 PM   #119 
        - Sorry to hear that.  GOPBasher   Apr-04-05 12:19 PM   #121 
  - When times are tough families suffer  Vincardog   Apr-03-05 09:02 PM   #7 
  - This was a problem long before Bush came into office...  Township75   Apr-03-05 09:03 PM   #8 
  - Thank you  thecorster   Apr-03-05 09:04 PM   #10 
  - I just don't get it sometimes...  Township75   Apr-03-05 09:10 PM   #13 
  - I feel that way too... we aren't alone  thecorster   Apr-03-05 09:13 PM   #18 
  - In personal relationships,the best saying is: We have met the enemy and it  KlatooBNikto   Apr-03-05 09:21 PM   #26 
  - Unrealistic expectations are depressingly common  Lilith Velkor   Apr-04-05 11:42 AM   #111 
  - The number one stress on marriage is economics  MollyStark   Apr-03-05 09:24 PM   #29 
  - Where did you learn that?  Township75   Apr-03-05 09:36 PM   #38 
  - Upper and middle class people are not touched by economic stress n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-03-05 09:40 PM   #42 
     - Huh?  Township75   Apr-03-05 09:43 PM   #44 
  - OK, maybe it's a stretch but could it be politics?  demokatgurrl   Apr-04-05 10:41 AM   #105 
  - As a "looney leftist"  Lilith Velkor   Apr-04-05 11:40 AM   #109 
  - The Idiot Bu$h is just the hideous head of the beast  Vincardog   Apr-03-05 09:16 PM   #21 
     - That's fair, but you can't  thecorster   Apr-03-05 09:19 PM   #23 
     - The statistics show the correlation between money stress and  Vincardog   Apr-04-05 12:25 AM   #63 
     - have children entered the picture yet?  notadmblnd   Apr-04-05 08:26 AM   #84 
     - that may be true in your case  shanti   Apr-04-05 02:52 PM   #126 
     - Put into perspective, that makes good sense. MONEY and corporate amerika  HypnoToad   Apr-04-05 07:10 AM   #82 
  - I totally agree. This problem started LONG before Bush came in.  LibraLiz1973   Apr-03-05 09:17 PM   #22 
  - del  sonicx   Apr-03-05 09:24 PM   #30 
  - Check the divorce stats vs economic stats over the years.  alittlelark   Apr-04-05 12:30 AM   #64 
  - Don't Get Me Wrong Cuz I'm Happily Married...  K8-EEE   Apr-04-05 01:26 AM   #73 
  - aw c'mon  shanti   Apr-04-05 11:54 AM   #115 
  - I have noticed it too.  merh   Apr-03-05 09:07 PM   #12 
  - 'Cause our country is just so f*cked up.  Just Me   Apr-03-05 09:11 PM   #14 
  - Divorce is highest in the red states  ruggerson   Apr-03-05 09:12 PM   #15 
  - Marrying young  MountainLaurel   Apr-03-05 09:37 PM   #40 
  - You forgot C) Shotgun wedding when the hormones win and  tnlefty   Apr-04-05 10:01 AM   #98 
     - You got it  MountainLaurel   Apr-04-05 10:55 AM   #106 
  - yep  Lexingtonian   Apr-03-05 11:55 PM   #61 
  - Money is NOT the root of all evil, but rather than the lack of it  NNN0LHI   Apr-03-05 09:12 PM   #16 
  - You mean BUSH & the Republicans are destroying...  Kansas Wyatt   Apr-03-05 09:34 PM   #36 
  - If I may rephrase that to "The desire for more of it..."  Ready4Change   Apr-04-05 06:03 PM   #132 
  - And the lowest divorce rate in the entire country, you may ask?  ruggerson   Apr-03-05 09:13 PM   #17 
  - Sweet. (But....Kerry was divorced, unfortunately.) n/t  TexasSissy   Apr-03-05 09:29 PM   #33 
     - I think Julia (the ex) requested annulment  MADem   Apr-04-05 06:43 AM   #80 
  - Here's what I think  LibraLiz1973   Apr-03-05 09:14 PM   #19 
  - There is a lot of good stuff in this post...  Township75   Apr-03-05 09:54 PM   #49 
  - 50 years ago, when mothers stayed home and father's worked  kittykitty   Apr-03-05 11:54 PM   #60 
     - 50 years ago, there was alot of abuse  zanne   Apr-04-05 09:09 AM   #86 
        - Amen to that  raccoon   Apr-04-05 11:52 AM   #113 
  - experience from other cultures  mpendragon   Apr-03-05 09:19 PM   #24 
  - One of the best marriages I know was an Arranged marriage  elehhhhna   Apr-04-05 10:20 AM   #101 
  - Point your finger at the Bush Economic Disaster and Cheap Labor  B Calm   Apr-03-05 09:21 PM   #27 
  - It's because of gays  LostinVA   Apr-03-05 09:22 PM   #28 
  - Those happily married gay couples are ganging up with other  B Calm   Apr-03-05 09:44 PM   #45 
  - Ha!  Donailin   Apr-03-05 10:28 PM   #59 
  - Because the so-called "sanctity of marriage" is a crock of shit.  deadparrot   Apr-03-05 09:25 PM   #31 
  - *applause*  Lilith Velkor   Apr-04-05 11:47 AM   #112 
  - 30 years - husband got a job in Florida  HockeyMom   Apr-03-05 09:28 PM   #32 
  - We shouldn't be blaming Republicans for this  Tactical Progressive   Apr-03-05 09:32 PM   #34 
  - This woman's opinion: It's the men's fault.  TexasSissy   Apr-03-05 09:34 PM   #35 
  - Divorce rate is over 50% now, I've read. Sad, I guess.  TexasSissy   Apr-03-05 09:36 PM   #37 
  - Increased divorce rate, increased abortion rate, increased grocery bills  lonestarnot   Apr-03-05 09:37 PM   #39 
  - Increased people trying to live beyond their means don't help either n/t  NNN0LHI   Apr-03-05 09:45 PM   #47 
     - Yeppity yep...freeps have to keep up with freeps next door....n/t  lonestarnot   Apr-03-05 09:54 PM   #50 
  - Yes. I have a theory:  Donailin   Apr-03-05 09:39 PM   #41 
  - Excellent analysis, Donailin.  KrazyKat   Apr-03-05 09:55 PM   #51 
  - I'm happy for you  Donailin   Apr-03-05 10:04 PM   #55 
     - I don't mind being alone, but I worry because I devote most of  Clark2008   Apr-04-05 01:00 AM   #68 
  - Great Post !  YvonneCa   Apr-03-05 10:06 PM   #58 
  - good ideas  bleedingheart   Apr-04-05 12:07 AM   #62 
  - I want to hear more, if you want to tell it.  Heaven and Earth   Apr-04-05 01:12 AM   #72 
  - sure  Donailin   Apr-04-05 05:43 PM   #128 
  - I did this  JulieRB   Apr-04-05 06:31 PM   #136 
  - Its the gays. Probably, its the economy. My mom and dad are  roguevalley   Apr-03-05 09:52 PM   #48 
  - breakups  enid602   Apr-03-05 09:59 PM   #52 
  - Romance & Lust Is Over-hyped. Also, We Live In A Throw-Away Culture  cryingshame   Apr-03-05 10:01 PM   #53 
  - Glad to hear  Ellen Forradalom   Apr-04-05 01:09 AM   #71 
  - I'm Still Working On The Meaning Of Life Thing.  cryingshame   Apr-04-05 09:01 AM   #85 
     - Gimme a jingle  Ellen Forradalom   Apr-04-05 09:40 AM   #90 
  - I agree with you completely.  Red State Rebel   Apr-04-05 02:02 AM   #75 
  - How do you explain the fact that divorce rates are highest  impeachdubya   Apr-04-05 06:27 PM   #134 
  - This started  forgethell   Apr-03-05 10:03 PM   #54 
  - Because for most people,  neebob   Apr-04-05 12:36 AM   #65 
  - I think more and more people are realizing  BlueIris   Apr-04-05 12:43 AM   #67 
  - I'm just curious,  entanglement   Apr-04-05 05:54 AM   #79 
  - I suspect you nailed it right there  impeachdubya   Apr-04-05 10:04 PM   #141 
  - What a horrendous over-generalization.  impeachdubya   Apr-04-05 10:14 PM   #142 
  - Its the gays, James Dobson told me so(/sarcasm)  Heaven and Earth   Apr-04-05 01:02 AM   #69 
  - Okay everybody--can the cheap moralizing already  Ellen Forradalom   Apr-04-05 01:06 AM   #70 
  - Personally, I don't see why it's remotely any of my business  impeachdubya   Apr-04-05 09:35 PM   #139 
  - Ya' Know, there may be an upside to the trend, if it exists....  kurtyboy   Apr-04-05 01:35 AM   #74 
  - THANK YOU  Ellen Forradalom   Apr-04-05 09:42 AM   #91 
  - YES!  Pithlet   Apr-04-05 01:03 PM   #122 
  - Because the U.S. government will not recognize same-sex marriage.  Swamp Rat   Apr-04-05 02:14 AM   #76 
  - Because marriage is not about "love"..it's about commitment  SoCalDem   Apr-04-05 04:09 AM   #77 
  - I married a girl when I got out of college at age 22. The girl I married  KlatooBNikto   Apr-04-05 04:34 AM   #78 
  - Excellent post SoCalDem  bearfan454   Apr-04-05 09:56 AM   #96 
  - Most divorces occur because MONEY is somehow involved. Worse,  HypnoToad   Apr-04-05 07:08 AM   #81 
  - Hyp: SO TRUE! Here's my idea:  elehhhhna   Apr-04-05 07:57 AM   #83 
  - My in-laws, married 46 years, are fighting.  Ilsa   Apr-04-05 09:11 AM   #87 
  - Last year my cousin and her husband split after like ten years...  YellowRubberDuckie   Apr-04-05 09:12 AM   #88 
  - You don't have to know each other that long to become friends  shrike   Apr-04-05 09:50 AM   #95 
  - There are so many divorces because one of them is married to a  Auntie Bush   Apr-04-05 09:22 AM   #89 
  - I married a republican...  purr   Apr-04-05 09:47 AM   #94 
  - Are there any statistics for divorces in the US? n/t  Stockholm   Apr-04-05 10:00 AM   #97 
  - I think it's the stress  bloom   Apr-04-05 10:03 AM   #99 
  - Because we have a ridiculous fairy-tale  bitchkitty   Apr-04-05 10:12 AM   #100 
  - I grew up hearing the same nonsense  raccoon   Apr-04-05 11:54 AM   #116 
  - I can't speak for anyone else  Greylyn58   Apr-04-05 10:29 AM   #102 
  - I married late, in my forties  catmandu57   Apr-04-05 11:42 AM   #110 
  - Societal changes happening fast and furious-  Callous Taoboys   Apr-04-05 11:27 AM   #108 
  - $$$$  shanti   Apr-04-05 11:52 AM   #114 
  - As a divorce lawyer, I can tell you - it's economics  powergirl   Apr-04-05 11:58 AM   #117 
  - Have you seen an increase in divorices? Do you have statistics?  stopbush   Apr-04-05 07:56 PM   #137 
  - It's not unusual for divorce/separation rates to rise  Bouncy Ball   Apr-04-05 12:04 PM   #118 
  - We've have a 50 percent divorce rate (at least)  theboss   Apr-04-05 01:30 PM   #123 
  - You offer only anecdotal evidence of your assertions  Walt Starr   Apr-04-05 01:50 PM   #124 
  - I think the OP is asking but nobody seems to have stats  trudyco   Apr-04-05 11:38 PM   #143 
  - The weirdest stat I've read about divorce is....  NYC2099   Apr-04-05 04:05 PM   #127 
  - One possible reason might be  raccoon   Apr-05-05 09:13 AM   #144 
  - Dunno. But this never-married is committed to remaining that way  catzies   Apr-04-05 05:48 PM   #130 
  - my relationship was a casualty of Bush directly...  trekbiker   Apr-04-05 06:10 PM   #133 
  - 25th anniversary is tomorrow, 29 years since meeting. eom  caligirl   Apr-04-05 06:30 PM   #135 
  - It's because people aren't chaste enough.  impeachdubya   Apr-04-05 09:33 PM   #138 
  - It's been like this for several decades. Are you just now noticing?  Media_Lies_Daily   Apr-04-05 09:54 PM   #140 
 

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