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Just learned that my ex sister in-law and her husband are splitting up after over 20 years of marriage. This means divorce is prevalent in my ex-husband’s large family.  Marriage isn’t certainly on my young daughter’s mind now, but will she follow the pattern or she can break it?  This is not a concern, but just wondering.



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      Linda L wrote Jun 12, 2011
    • She has lots of friends who are boys, but not a serious relationship.  Excelling in college to meet her goal in life is her total focus. She mentioned that everyone in her dad’s family is divorced, so she doesn’t believe in marriage...




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      Anne E wrote Jun 12, 2011
    • Did she grow up in a happily married family or are you and her father divorced/quarreled a lot when she was young?  If her family life was happy, her chances of divorce, given her lack of enthusiasm for marriage, I’d say are 50/50.  If unhappy, probably more like 66% chance of divorce.




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      Linda L wrote Jun 12, 2011
    • Hi Anne,

      My ex and I did not fight alot, we were just OK in our marriage.  We separated when she was 5 years old and just a couple of times during the separation she saw us quarrel regarding his infrequent visitations.  She was exposed to his infidelity soon after the split.

      I guess I’m just wondering that these days divorce seems to be the answer, instead of couples trying to make their marriage work such as go to counseling (my ex choose not to).  Why marry if there’s a chance of divorce???




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      Tuliplady wrote Jun 12, 2011
    • If she doesn’t believe in marriage, chances are she won’t enter into it lightly.  I’d say someone like her, with her eyes open to reality has a better chance of making a go of a marriage than some girl who wants nothing more than to get married.

      Tulip




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      Anne E wrote Jun 12, 2011
    • Tulip has a point.




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      Linda L wrote Jun 13, 2011
    • Thanks ladies for your response.  Thanks Tuliplady - she does have a strong sense of herself and real life!




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jun 13, 2011
    • I think that your daughter can break the cycle if she wants. Most of us grow up wanting better for ourselves and families than what we had growing up.

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