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It’s 2014 and guess what? The fact remains approximately one-half of all marriages still end in divorce.
That’s always a startling number and definitely causes many to evaluate their thinking when hiking and stumbling through the dating world.
However, what do you do if you meet someone you really believe is The One? The only catch or source for concern is they’ve been married before - several times.
Let me share with you some interesting statistics:
The divorce rates of people who have been married multiple times consistently rises as their number of marriages... (more)
...fearful, commitment-phobic and not a risk-taker” and the old standby “They must be gay.”
Remaining single is an individual choice. Some are simply happier and content finding joy and love in other things, enjoying their freedom and avoiding the oftentimes high-stakes drama of marriage if it falls apart.
Each and every one of us was given a specific script for our lives. Marriage just isn’t included for some in their life’s plan. And there’s nothing wrong with that at all. Again, it’s a matter of individual choice.
I’ve known many who’ve... (more)
At last, you found, “The One.” Each time she enters a room your heart skips inside your chest, palms sweat, pupils dilate, nerves are on edge and your mind floods with ideas of making her happy, content and wanting more. The hours or days anticipating seeing her cannot pass quickly enough. You feel knots in your stomach. The love bug has definitely swung your way and you cannot imagine a future without her. Life for you, even on the grayish and rainiest of days is filled with nothing but sunshine and clear blue skies. Sigh…
Well, that’s the way it used to be. But what made it change,... (more)
...family. Or perhaps you have a dream which you will never be able to realize as your partner does not share in your passion.Ending it all
Yes, sometimes you need to decide to end things. This may be a dream job that you are no longer happy in doing. Or finding yourself in a marriage or relationship in which you are no longer happy in. Or waking up one day and realizing that you find yourself in a life that just happened without you knowing and you have no control over.
And this is the situation I now find myself in.
I have not been happy for a very long... (more)
If I were fully able to answer that question every time a man has sat and wondered, I’d be a multi-billionaire and herded through the streets as the greatest mind since Sir Isaac Newton.
It’s a topic men have spent their lifetimes trying to figure out. In the world of dating, this is something the male species should spend lots of time analyzing and evaluating in order to become successful.
To be able to read and accommodate your lady’s thought processes is the golden key to relationship longevity.Women are extremely complex.
But they are vibrant and beautiful creatures.... (more)
...to the feelings you have when all you want is to be together. So why would you settle for less? Why walk down an aisle with a “pal” instead of the one who spikes your adrenaline through your veins? And how often have we seen those movies where the “other guy or girl” interrupts a marriage ceremony just in the nick of time for the sake of crazy love?—blowing the days rituals wide apart.
Perhaps the best scenario for anyone looking for love is to be in love with your best friend. Talk about the best of both worlds. Just imagine some of these feelings:
To read the... (more)
When I first met my future husband, I weighed 98 lbs. I had just graduated with an Honours Degree in English Literature from the University of Regina and considered continuing my studies as a graduate student. I loved everything about academia, especially the relaxed but challenging experience of reading Chaucer and Old English in the original vernacular with only one other student in a professor’s office. We delighted this dedicated teacher because we were interested in passion.
I loved my life and didn’t for see any changes. I had grown up with one sister, ballet lessons and... (more)
... people in the U.S. who are remarrying has dropped by 40% over the past 20 years. In 1990, 50 out of every 1,000 Americans who were divorced or widowed chose to remarry. In 2011, that number dropped to only 29 for every 1,000. Meanwhile, the number of couples who are living together without marriage has risen significantly since the 90s. In 1996, there were 2.9 million unmarried couples living together. In 2012, there were 7.8 million.
It has become a lot more acceptable these days to simply live together—you get all of the benefits of married life, but without the legal ties ... (more)
As someone who loves psychology and enjoys observing the intricacies of human behavior, it amazes me how much the art of dating has changed.
I was raised in the 70's and 80's; a time when old fashioned manners still applied. An era when going on a date meant giving an actual face-to-face invitation to the object of your affections, holding the door open as she left your car or approached a doorway, grasping her hand while crossing the street, promptly picking her up at home right on time, and thanking her the next day with a courteous phone call. It was a time when being courteous,... (more)
...all the time, or hers in his. Another had a huge fear of being controlled. Two said they were children of divorce and violence at the hands of their fathers.
Overall though, most claimed that having their freedom remained their most cherished reason for remaining single and that marriage simply didn't appeal to them on a personal level.
For those of the male species still wanting to walk down the nearest aisle, possibly have children and enjoy the happiness of sharing your life with the woman of your dreams, don't let these factors keep you from looking. There... (more)