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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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kourosh esfandiar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

this is a hot issue and i really enjoyed listening to it

09:38 PM May 03 2008 |

kourosh esfandiar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

love.. shallbe loved

09:37 PM May 03 2008 |

Jameli

Jameli

Philippines

If only couples would learn to love unconditionally, then divorce would not be happening. But for those who are already divorced, there is hope. Learn from your mistakes and be sure to view life with a positive perspective. There's a saying that love is sweeter the second time around.

02:32 PM Apr 11 2008 |

Jessica.Loy

Mali

giving love for all the time.

 we gotta a life to live

gotta love to give

dont stop giving the lover for your lover

the true lover is forever….

 

01:37 PM Apr 11 2008 |

judewang

Australia

nice topic

12:51 AM Apr 11 2008 |

zeinabou

zeinabou

Egypt

every thing is possible

03:47 PM Apr 10 2008 |

SHITOHIJIRI

Viet Nam

Noone can be so sure that they can choose the right part at the first time.And of course noone wants to get divorced so many times,so think carefully before getting married is the first key to your happiness after marriage.In some cases, although they love deeply,they can have some troubles when they live together,so trust and sympathy are also needed for all couples when they encounter conflicts in their together life.

 

12:41 PM Mar 01 2008 |

dieunguyen

Viet Nam

everyone deserves true love. sooner or later you will find your true love.

 

 

 

 

02:12 PM Feb 28 2008 |

Jessica.Loy

Mali

 Giving the love for the person you love. when the gotta the right person you love have to share the lover each other thats will be long distand…

01:02 PM Feb 21 2008 |

AbdullA

AbdullA

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love

11:56 AM Feb 20 2008 |

AbdullA

AbdullA

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love

11:56 AM Feb 20 2008 |

AbdullA

AbdullA

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love

11:55 AM Feb 20 2008 |

Jessica.Loy

Mali

eveybody desire for the love but as u know learning how to giving love for the person u love…..then you will happy

01:15 PM Feb 01 2008 |

asbel

El Salvador

Smilehey think that the only way to find your soul mate is trust in God and let him take the decision for you. Remender untill death comes.

11:48 PM Jan 31 2008 |

asbel

El Salvador

hey i just want to say that i do know how difficult is way until the rigth person finally show up but i do also know this that only God can give you the indicated one. REMEMBER YOUR PARENT LET YOU THE HOUSE AND OTHER MATERIAL THING BUT THE LORD GIVE YOUR SOULMATE

11:43 PM Jan 31 2008 |

asbel

El Salvador

hey think that the only way to find your soul mate is trust in God and let him decied who is gont to be that special person. Remender untill death comes.

11:38 PM Jan 31 2008 |

ganeshkolwan

India

it is difficult to fall in second love.love after divorce is only deal.

04:10 PM Jan 31 2008 |

EllaGuo

EllaGuo

Christmas Island

find someone u really love is so hard ,i do not know what is love  soppose to be anymore

04:57 AM Jan 31 2008 |

wawah

wawah

Thailand

I hope everybody can find true love

12:45 AM Jan 31 2008 |

jhosep

Colombia

honey, you'll look like a nice person, and tell you what…honey nobody may break you down, nobody may think-self superior than you, nobody may make you feel as you can't move becouse you're strongest that anyone…you never give it a miss.

about your children, kids are the eyes who help you watching the road when you are oldest, think you have 8 eyes.

at last, you don't have to move for anyone-else, just doit for yourself!!!

kisses jose!

06:50 PM Jan 30 2008 |

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