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Masters of Love
The Atlantic, by Emily Esfahani Smith

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Posted By:garnet, 6/14/2014 10:28:42 AM

Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth. Except, of course, it doesn’t work out that way for most people. The majority of marriages fail, either ending in divorce and separation or devolving into bitterness and dysfunction. Of all the people who get married, only three in ten remain in healthy, happy marriages, as psychologist Ty Tashiro points out in his book The
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This is a great article---and so true.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scrubber, 6/14/2014 12:19:29 PM     (No. 9885897)

Oh baloney! Three in ten make it? Horsehockey. The old adage 50% of marriages end in divorce has NEVER been true.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 6/14/2014 2:49:31 PM     (No. 9886048)

for those who doubt this, I don´t doubt you. And we´re about to have our 26th anniversary.
But ... have a b-i-l who has been married NINE times. Four to the same woman. Not sure how you score that. His current arrangement is a bit less formal.
Wife´s friend who was her "matron of honor" (since she hadn´t been a maiden since age of 15 or so) was fresh off her 3rd divorce, later married a guest from the wedding, divorced him three years later, and is on the 2nd one since.
Cousin of wife´s on her 3rd one since our wedding. Had just split from her 2nd one before the wedding.
and that´s just a few that I know personally. There are more. How do I count the times -- know of several -- where the wedding and reception on Saturday was followed Monday or Tuesday with papers served. Seems one or the other objected to the new spouse getting intimate with someone else AT THE RECEPTION! And I´ve known of it being either of them, though never both.
Too many people put more thought and energy and emphasis into getting married, and not so much into being married.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 6/14/2014 4:34:53 PM     (No. 9886104)

That´s why I want to marry my dog.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MirJoy, 6/14/2014 7:33:44 PM     (No. 9886303)

Just watched a lovely story I selected from Netflix: The Constant Gardener - lovely story where there was truly reciprocal love. A little sad ending but a lovely love story. But I know - it was just a movie.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 6/14/2014 11:28:53 PM     (No. 9886456)

I can´t say that everything this article says is true, but the part about kindness is.
Kindness goes a long way toward making life better, for the married and the unmarried.

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