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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.

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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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Jessica.Loy

Mali

Love is a gift and precious, but it hard to comment for all thoes subject different person diferent thinking actually it vey simple each day each moment your soul got love alll the time then you will be genius. unfortunately people would like to desire more making all think so complicated.

08:26 AM Jun 23 2009 |

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natik58

Russian Federation

How to know  love?

11:24 AM Jun 20 2009 |

1 person likes this

Ca_Brazil

Ca_Brazil

Brazil

Ive never married. Never its late to find a true love but first of all its necessary to be well with yourself.

10:57 PM Jun 19 2009 |

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Daniel Jean Claude

Haiti

“Learn from the mistakes of others, because you won’t live long enough to make them all yourself” My mother told me so. It’s my first time taking part to a topic online, but I can tell that you are discussing about good subjects. It is important to be sure you have found the very soulmate of yours before you commit your life to his or hers (what i can say) but the most important is for you, guys, whom don’t get envolve yet, to learn from these persons and have a better life yourself.
May God bless you all!

07:22 PM Jun 19 2009 |

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natik58

Russian Federation

I have been married once.I didn`t get divorce ,but we have been living separatly more than two years ago.I am sure I`ll find love again, but there are too many "bad boys"

08:13 AM Jun 19 2009 |

Jessica.Loy

Mali

Giving your soul to your lover is open you big heart to your lover,,Giving the compassion to your lover also givivng the unconditioner love. The most important is respect each other all the time.

01:28 PM Mar 11 2009 |

hapi_enna

Philippines

Once you are married you are bound to bear things no matter what would they be. Whether, it could be the cruel attitude of your husband or the problems that you are into nevertheless you have to embrace them all. So divorce can't be the solution of having differences. Love will lead them though. Love is very beautiful when you learn to accept and understand things.. Acceptance of the reality is as same as genuine acceptance of your self as what you are.

12:14 PM Mar 10 2009 |

Jessica.Loy

Mali

Whatever you married or not but you giving the love unconditioner. true love is form your heart, soul and spirrt,,,,

08:25 AM Feb 17 2009 |

Jessica.Loy

Mali

Whatever you married or not but you giving the love unconditioner. true love is form your heart, soul and spirrt,,,,

08:24 AM Feb 17 2009 |

kozmaedit

kozmaedit

Romania

 Love it can be the most beatiful thing in the world. It has many misterious ways. It's hard to find that person with whom you imagine you can stay all life, because marriage theoreticly means that. A succesed marriage, or even a relationship takes efforts sometimes to make it work. And the key of their succes is first of all the communication. Peoples nowodays have forgotten to talk whith each others, and they practicly have forgotton to live. They can't enjoy the simple things, most of people just transformed in being a material, selfish person, not interested about others problems, ready to do anything for their weell being.That's why many relations, and marriages nowodays are broken, but I don't think that you can't find another love after divorce. You'll never know from where the love will come:)

10:55 PM Feb 16 2009 |

m2wa

Saudi Arabia

love is a butifall thing but is not easy, marriage is a big deal, f eny copul want there marriage work they should listion 2 each other to have a good life 2gther

12:57 PM Dec 23 2008 |

beyond0418

beyond0418

China

sometimes,before the marrige,we can not comfirm clearly whether he or she is our true love,just we can sure for long time to  live together .and then divoce,and find the second true love based on  the former experience.

03:27 PM Dec 13 2008 |

Jessica.Loy

Mali

Love is the present for god to giving people to learnt what's the love for.love is let people know that how to loving and caring it's doesnt matter either marrige or not..it how to both do it daily life also part of our lifestyle.both of us had to sharing all the love for being.. 

03:19 PM Dec 12 2008 |

hanenzayed

Egypt

I think that as long as the heart beat Love does not die even after divorce And that the prevailing argument that love, only to the first Habib is not accurate

02:50 PM Dec 03 2008 |

hanenzayed

Egypt

I think that as long as the heart beat Love does not die even after divorce And that the prevailing argument that love, only to the first Habib is not accurate

02:50 PM Dec 03 2008 |

Hakelberifin

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i dont know , i want a love

11:57 AM Oct 08 2008 |

Felipe Perez

Brazil

I think that love is more than a feeling. It's a moment state. We need to improve it and be opened to get improvements for our partner. So, thinking in this way I believe that love doesn't have time or age to appear! For more you love someone, if this person doesn't loves you certainly you'll broke with this person.

07:35 PM Aug 25 2008 |

kiyaarast

United States

oh no divorce isn’t good.i believe one love and one marriage. i am not married yet.once i got marry. i never think to divorce.

05:01 PM Aug 25 2008 |

ameur

ameur

Algeria

Love between couples, such as the ship at sea …
That there were not wise leadership, sacrifice and advice, respect and understanding and one resolution.
Will lead to divorce.
And the ship will sink..

11:46 PM May 21 2008 |

ameur

ameur

Algeria

Thank you for the good topic
Love marriage divorce ..
Is the life of a man and a woman. The love that builds on the trust and respect, sacrifice and honesty between couples .. will succeed without a doubt.
As for divorce in the lives of men or women. They are afraid of marriage again … I believe that divorce is not the end of the world must try to find true love.                thankyou

11:18 PM May 21 2008 |

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