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Just found out I have believed a lie all my life.

All my life I have been told that fifty percent of marriages in america end in divorce. Turns out that is a lie and the actual rate is below 28%. I wonder how many people got a divorce because the media pushed the numbers trying to make it seem inevitable? Screw the elite they are playing a long game.


“There is no such thing as a 50 percent divorce rate. It’s never been close,” she said. “Right now … 72 percent of people are still married to their first spouse — that’s Census Bureau data.”

And of the 28 percent who are no longer married to their first spouse, Feldhahn said that a good chunk of those people were married when their husband or wife died and were never actually divorced. So, theoretically, the divorce rate must fall somewhere below the 28 percent mark.

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If I had a dollar for every time I realized I had been believing

a lie...

"To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world."

Problems seem to be economic, too...

I remember reading a statistic that explained the divorce rate for black families in the late 50's and early 60s was even lower than whites...the family unit was stronger. Then came LBJ and we all know how our society crumbled after that.

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

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I'm sorry....

Say there are four women. Three out of four of them, or 75%, are still married to their first husband.

But the fourth woman...she has been married and divorced 25 times. So there have been 28 marriages and 25 of them ended in divorce. That's a little over 89%.

So it's correct to say that 75% of (these) women are still married to their first husband


89% percent of marriages in the group have ended in divorce.

I have no idea if this is what is/has happened in America, but it is certainly an arithmetical possibility. And my gut feeling sort of agrees with that. That is to say, I know a lot of people who have been married only once, and a lot of the people I know who are divorced have availed themselves of that activity several times. Such behavior drives the numbers in the direction of both (seemingly mutually exclusive) assertions being correct/possible.

Very good point

My crazy mother has been divorced 4 times, and her fifth husband blew a hole in his head. I've told her over and over that heavy drinking, marriage, and crazy people don't mix. Thank God that at this point in her life she has figured out that she doesn't need a man to depend on. So thank people like my mom for giving us that skewed number.

That's a really good point.

People who get divorced are probably likely to do it again. Most people I know who have been divorced have been so many times.

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Modern marriage is silly...

I don't see a reason to get the state involved. If two people want to be married, why not just keep it a private, family arrangement. If you want to get God involved, that's cool too. Why let a bogus tax document dictate the terms of your family.

There are two problems with marriage as they are now.

1. They are controlled by the state and not religious organizations.

Which leads to...

2. The state makes it clearly overt that they discriminate against men when it comes to separation.

#1 yes #2 YES

#1 yes

#2 YES

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Humans are not meant for one

Humans are not meant for one person, Kudos to the people whom keep the long lasting relationships, but seriously, we're suppose to reproduce, eat, and sleep.


you have such high expectations for yourself.

Truth is truth, thats why a

Truth is truth, thats why a penis will fit into more than just "your" vagina.

What a brilliant thought..

why not fuck donkeys and sheep if all it takes is a penis that will fit. I think I'll stick to my lovely wife and life partner, and wouldn't have it any other way.

I read on the Internet that...

50% of all married people are women.

Since it's on the Internet, it must be true....


"85% of the quotes on the internet are made up."
- Abraham Lincoln

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.

It briefly hit 50% in the 1980s

That graph proves the point from above..

It depends on the number of divorces per 1000 people. Some people get married and divorced like I take a crap in the morning. So the 50% might be "correct", but it's not like you have a one in two chance of not having a lasting marriage. Just avoid the crazy people and things will be alright.

Hooray for Marriage

The 50% claim never made any logic to me either; almost everyone I know is still married. I know a few who do divorce, but they tend to remarry. Though some seem to need three attempts to work out issues.

28 years for me; she is the love of my life, and my best friend; she brings a smile to my face each day. What helps us is reading from The Holy Scriptures each day and having family prayers. My wife also sang songs on my Indie Movie; you can hear her singing on my trailer on Youtube at "Sisters Go Ye Trailer 2." Praise The Lord.

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The way I've heard is most people stay married but the ones that get divorced tend to get married and divorced multiple times. So 50% of total marriages end in divorce, not 50% of people get divorced.

Death to all pandas

A possible explanation for discrepancy

You still might be right that the 50% number is wrong but I think what could be happening is that you are looking at what percent is still married, that's different from what percentage of marriages will end in divorce. So if 28% are divorced now it could be that another ~22% will get divorced before they die.

the biggest lie you have been taught all your life is

is the USG "is a government of the people, by the people and for the people"

but I didnt believe that one

my dad was conservative so I listened to rush during the clinton years. strangely enough rush is part of the reason why I am so distrustful of all government.

Rush is part of the problem

I used to listen to him also.....until the Bush years. He is a big government fan when it is his type of government in charge. I can't stand him now. Have you read any libertarian thought? Try just about any
Murray Rothbard.....I usually recommend "History of banking and money"

well I was a little kid then

and I agree he has been insane since the bush years. I have read a couple of ron pauls books, and the constitution.

the Constitution is was not the beginning of this country

It was the beginning of the end. It was creation of a few men that wanted to create a State like that of France & England. The Constitution was a creation of another government.....all government is the enemy of Liberty

How about this one.....

Marriage is the leading cause of divorce in the U.S.A. Don't want a divorce? Don't get married. I'm a problem solver. That's what I do.

" I wonder how many people

" I wonder how many people got a divorce because the media pushed the numbers trying to make it seem inevitable?"

If a marriage isn't strong enough to survive a "media push", it probably should end in divorce anyway.


I had a buddy

who married this girl, and her daddy was all for it until he started missing his princess so he started telling her that its inevitable for them to get a divorce, move home. For 5 years he did everything in his power to cause them to get a divorce and in the end they did. I still cant understand how selfish you have to be to do what he did.

Kinda Skeezy Dontcha Think?

...I had to say it.

That's not necessarily so...

...considering that we have educational and other government institutions coupled with a media, including commercials, "news", and various entertainment formats, that constantly pushes a message of demoralization, materialism, selfishness, individualism and alternative, versus "traditional", lifestyles. When one is constantly exposed to the same message, that a thing "is hopeless and inevitable", one will not try as hard.

two words...

"Screw the elite they are playing a long game."
ya think?

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