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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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Tinamaus

Tinamaus

Germany

I think it is possible to find that special someone after you got divorced cause you have experience and you know what could happen.You’ll do things better than before.

12:33 PM Jan 30 2008 |

chanphyu

chanphyu

Singapore

Life is filled with choices but too many love after divorce is not good. :)

11:04 AM Jan 30 2008 |

Evgeniya

Evgeniya

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Life is so interesting and unpredictable! And feelings can be broken so easily!

10:24 AM Jan 30 2008 |

kelly wong

kelly wong

Ukraine

if ya love him,just patient.merriage is alos need patient

09:21 AM Jan 30 2008 |

medunia

medunia

Central African Republic

yes, it's true-the love is realy blind but everyone should have another choise.

don't you think that sometimes is better to be devorced than to life a terrible hell?

09:18 AM Jan 30 2008 |

hosdufleur

hosdufleur

Egypt

HI

07:14 PM Jan 29 2008 |

ROSALIE GRACE

Philippines

Cry THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT, I'M QUITE DEVASTATED NOW THAT I'M SEPARATEDWITH FOUR LITTLE KIDS TO SUPPORT! SO, YOUR NOTES HELPS.

10:20 PM Jan 28 2008 |

ROSALIE GRACE

Philippines

Cry THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT, I'M QUITE DEVASTATED NOW THAT I'M SEPARATEDWITH FOUR LITTLE KIDS TO SUPPORT! SO, YOUR NOTES HELPS.

10:18 PM Jan 28 2008 |

ROSALIE GRACE

Philippines

Cry THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT, I'M QUITE DEVASTATED NOW THAT I'M SEPARATEDWITH FOUR LITTLE KIDS TO SUPPORT! SO, YOUR NOTES HELPS.

10:17 PM Jan 28 2008 |

ROSALIE GRACE

Philippines

Cry THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT, I'M QUITE DEVASTATED NOW THAT I'M SEPARATEDWITH FOUR LITTLE KIDS TO SUPPORT! SO, YOUR NOTES HELPS.

10:15 PM Jan 28 2008 |

ROSALIE GRACE

Philippines

Cry THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT, I'M QUITE DEVASTATED NOW THAT I'M SEPARATEDWITH FOUR LITTLE KIDS TO SUPPORT! SO, YOUR NOTES HELPS.

10:14 PM Jan 28 2008 |

ROSALIE GRACE

Philippines

Cry THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT, I'M QUITE DEVASTATED NOW THAT I'M SEPARATEDWITH FOUR LITTLE KIDS TO SUPPORT! SO, YOUR NOTES HELPS.

10:14 PM Jan 28 2008 |

ROSALIE GRACE

Philippines

Cry THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT, I'M QUITE DEVASTATED NOW THAT I'M SEPARATEDWITH FOUR LITTLE KIDS TO SUPPORT! SO, YOUR NOTES HELPS.

10:13 PM Jan 28 2008 |

ROSALIE GRACE

Philippines

Cry THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT, I'M QUITE DEVASTATED NOW THAT I'M SEPARATEDWITH FOUR LITTLE KIDS TO SUPPORT! SO, YOUR NOTES HELPS. ITS DIFFICULT TO START AGAINSEEMS LIKE I CANNOT MOVE ON…. BUT I HAVE TO FOR THE KIDS

10:12 PM Jan 28 2008 |

麦田里的阳光

麦田里的阳光

China

hehe….i think if there still has love between them…they can marry again…it all depends

 

04:29 PM Jan 28 2008 |

jhosep

Colombia

love is to live together even thought it is at diferent places, divorce  is to live at diferent partseven thougth at the same place

                                                   jose.

 

02:30 PM Jan 28 2008 |

jhosep

Colombia

love is such a big deal, mearriage no matter for me, it’s just a stupid social contrac that may not make you unhappy nor the other person, so that people have to be to gether till they’re in love, when love have finished, that’ll be it, go your own way friend.
and remember, always be posible to fall in love again, never look for special-someone nor tru love, it isn’t real.
real love is just to live, just to give everything, but just to know when it be it!!!!!!!
jose.

02:26 PM Jan 28 2008 |

一生有你4015

一生有你4015

China

i hope everyone would found true  love.

11:00 AM Jan 28 2008 |

@comeonbaby@

China

haha

09:28 AM Jan 28 2008 |

cathy-linaiqiong

China

It is easy to do than to say so.Most of the youny suffer much from the relation-ship between lovers.

So enjoy the times when together and take it  easy after break off.

08:16 AM Jan 28 2008 |

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