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Love After Divorce

Love After Divorce

Date: Jan 25 2008

Themes: Romance

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These days you haven’t lived unless you’ve been married four or five times. Up until a few decades ago, marriage was a very serious thing that lived up to the line “until death do you part” that is said in the ceremony.

But how does marriage change the second and third time around? How can you be sure you’ve found true love when you thought you had it before? Marni has a friend who is recently divorced and just started looking for that special someone...again. Listen to her talk with Devan about it.

Dialog

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Marni

Marni

Devan

Devan

Marni:  So I have this friend who just recently got divorced, actually, and she is trying to date again and she’s feeling a little weird about it, so we were talking about if it’s possible to find love after marriage and do you view things differently…I don’t know…

Devan:  I think it’s got to be possible. I don’t think either of my parents…I mean, neither of them found love after they got divorced, but it’s gotta be possible. People do fall in love again, right?

Marni:  It’s just…yeah…I think once you get married it’s this big…obviously it should be embraced as this big deal and if it doesn’t work out, are you able to find love again?

Devan:  Do you think that people are afraid to fall in love again?

Marni:  Probably. I think there’s a…Yeah, maybe if you’ve gotten hurt. Depending on the situation…

Devan:  Just afraid you’re going to get your heart broken?

Marni:  Right! Right. I mean, who wants to go through that again? Getting your heart broken is terrible. But I don’t know, love after marriage…Once you get married you just hope that’s gonna be it, right?

Devan:  Yeah, but it seems like divorce is as common as marriage nowadays.

Marni:  It’s true. So really, it has to be right?

 

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Discussion

Marni’s friend recently got divorced and is worried that it isn’t possible to find love after marriage.

Devan says that even though neither of her parents found love again after they got divorced, she thinks it has to be possible. But Marni points out that it can be difficult to let yourself fall in love for a second time, especially if you got hurt the first time.

Devan says that divorce is as common as marriage these days, which can’t be true because certainly some marriages work out. But her point is that even though the increasing number of divorces can seem like a sad thing, it also means that there’s hope to find love again because there are so many other people looking for it too.

How many times have you been married? How about your parents? Do you think it’s ever too late for someone to find love?

 

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hongyun666

China

It’s very hard to find the true love after your divorce.

02:24 AM May 06 2016 |

sirvar

Armenia

I thing never late if you can want

01:22 PM May 10 2015 |

shima_r

shima_r

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have never Been marrieD…and my parenT juSt onCe…BuT I Can unDerSTanD b Coz ITS my frienD’S proBlem anD iTs So awful :(

08:05 PM Jun 29 2013 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

The main thing is not to panic Smile

12:20 AM Nov 25 2012 |

Masbarar

MasbararSuper Member!

Turkey

Divorcing is not an handicap to love again another person.Generally the second marriages go better than the first.There are some people marrying 7-8 times too.If the woman is beautiful,she marries more than the men.I know the women married 7-8 times.The men are not like that.Once they are divorced,they make more attention.And the men forget easily.I have just a friend who still love his old wife.They are divorced and after 6 years,they started to live again without marriage.He’s handsome,but he didn’t think to marry another woman.That’s strange for me.For me,when a relation is finished,I never think to renew.I forget and even I hate.Hating is not a good thing,but I think it’s better than to cannot forget.

10:26 PM Sep 08 2012 |

Rockyy01

Rockyy01

Pakistan

I’m not married yet… but yeah have been in true love… like soul mates…
We thought that we’d marry… but unfortunately we couldn’t…

I never think it’s ever late for anyone to find love…

Cuz Love belongs to your heart…
& your heart never knows it’s late or early…

Love is a feeling…
& your age never matters to feel any feeling…

05:19 AM May 11 2012 |

pink_gurl

pink_gurl

Kuwait

Everyone of us have a love inside our hearts you know we can not live without love .


Some people take this life just to have fun and play on the other hand they keep look for someone to love..;**

11:23 PM Mar 22 2012 |

Peggy Tsai

Peggy Tsai

Taiwan

Love is wonderful thing :) Tongue out

02:40 PM Mar 19 2012 |

1 person likes this

Caramella

Caramella

Egypt

i think every one can find love any time it is never too late <3

10:38 PM Oct 04 2011 |

1 person likes this

Caramella

Caramella

Egypt

i think every one can find love any time it is never too late <3

10:38 PM Oct 04 2011 |

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isvecan

Turkey

i have crush on my lover. i loved him so much but i realized that when you addict on someone life is getting hard. i believe pover in myself but not this way. he made alot of mistake now myheart is broken end never get over.. and i believe that i never love someone again like that i think you catch it one time. when you fall in love you cant move on with yourlife.

10:00 PM Mar 08 2011 |

hraza

hraza

Pakistan

In Arrange marriage you try your level best that It should work out or not.If you and your life partner have same thinking then it will work better.if one of the person strength to bear things.

I am a single person I do not have any experience.Its just my thinking. 

02:03 PM Sep 24 2010 |

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juliet198923

China

i am single.abt the above dicussion,i think that all depends. if u got a sad marriage .Its better to divorce.i believe u can find another happiness if u r a kind guy. there is a superstar who i like before .she got married with a rich man rapidly.but after 3months she divorced. i think she is very sad abt her marrige.but she didn't give up.at last ,she find her second marriage.she is happy i think,her husband is a venerable man with virtue,he loves her very much and now they hv a little daughter

so true love is exist .trust yourself

06:41 AM Apr 16 2010 |

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julywidiawati

Indonesia

I got divorced once, and I am kinda afraid to fall in love again and to have second marriage. Because it is true just like the lesson discussing that it is difficult to let yourself fall in love again if you got hurt at the first time.

My parents marriage is an ever lasting one, till my father passed on a year ago after 35 year old of marriage and I believe my mom live in her own memory about my father and she will live alone for the rest of her life.

There is no word late for fall in love, because you don't know when it will come to you though you thought you already find it.

11:24 AM Sep 26 2009 |

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hj914

hj914

China

sorry to reply so late,coz i am not familiar with it.

i just can say,love when you love,don't think too much.love is the natural,i believe it is the destiny!

i think u are right,always respecting each other,it's very  important.hope u a happy always,my dear friends~

06:04 AM Jul 04 2009 |

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hj914

hj914

China

you said is true ,especially somewhere in China,but don't you think it's the destiny to find the one u get along with?time passed,there is family relationship only,love is replaced by it.when u love someone ,u will feel the responsibility fore her``

 

05:53 AM Jul 04 2009 |

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hj914

hj914

China

I agree with you.love yourself,then you can love others.

02:15 PM Jun 26 2009 |

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hj914

hj914

China

thanks,love deep,there is no reason for why .

02:13 PM Jun 26 2009 |

1 person likes this

natik58

Russian Federation

 I like your answer.

01:54 PM Jun 23 2009 |

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natik58

Russian Federation

 I agree.But how do you  know if he really loves you?

01:53 PM Jun 23 2009 |

1 person likes this

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