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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?

 

Comments

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nicchow

China

i have not get marriage ,even no divorce

11:45 AM Jan 26 2008 |

Anne Bill

China

Ah~~I just think that marriage is a big thing.Everyone shoud treat it serious.You can fall in love many times.Then, maybe you know which kind of person you want to accompany in your rest life.But only one,you can marry,and live happy.I don't think it's a good thing to discuss divorce when you are in sweet love…

10:40 AM Jan 26 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

The people must think better before getting married, the love must be very big with each other

10:30 AM Jan 26 2008 |

explorer143

Pakistan

First Love is the last Love…

10:12 AM Jan 26 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

Yeah!! Of course!! I think we can find love again after finishing a marriage, but I think it's not easy,so we must have patient and some day other love will appear!!

10:05 AM Jan 26 2008 |

xinfang1111

China

Love is a forever topic ,divorce is more popular than ever ,marriage and love is two compelely diffirent thing ,love is maybe a thing of two peole,If someoen loves each other ,they can get together and do whatever you want to do,but marriage is a thing of two person and two families ,what is more and of the two families social relations ,these thing must be equal or coped properly ,the love can come to true and sweetly in final …

09:39 AM Jan 26 2008 |

nane

Suriname

There is noything called true love am afraid is just a big lie

09:16 AM Jan 26 2008 |

crazystone123123123

Taiwan

it is important that how to get something from fault marrage .

07:41 AM Jan 26 2008 |

crazystone123123123

Taiwan

it is important that how to get something from fault marrage .

07:41 AM Jan 26 2008 |

wanhongtan

China

It's very good .

I love this lesson.

 

07:17 AM Jan 26 2008 |

Rebecca Jiang

China

I wish that all of people find true love!I wish I can find Warm and sincere friend!

07:02 AM Jan 26 2008 |

mrlevis

mrlevis

China

hehe,i am a fresh man and it is really cool here!!

06:31 AM Jan 26 2008 |

wanglong123

China

love is a complicated thing

03:35 AM Jan 26 2008 |

thisisbenmo

China

I've just broke up with my boyfriend. It's tough for me to fall in love again recently because I got my heart broken and I can't trust someone compeltely now. But it's never too late to find someone who loves me as I love him in the future. I am sure that I will get my lucky in Australia.

03:14 AM Jan 26 2008 |

thisisbenmo

China

I’ve just broke up with my boyfriend. It’s tough for me to fall in love again recently because I got my heart broken. But it’s never too late to find someone who loves me as I love him in the future. I am sure that I will get my lucky in Australia.

03:10 AM Jan 26 2008 |

chaoyang

chaoyang

China

Good! Really it is.

02:47 AM Jan 26 2008 |

minhrose

minhrose

Viet Nam

If my first marriage be broken, i will try to find the second, i can't live with out love.

02:34 AM Jan 26 2008 |

alireza n

alireza n

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I think you should find some one who you never wish another one or never wish to be alone when you are with. otherwise you'd better be alone.

02:29 AM Jan 26 2008 |

alogigi

alogigi

United States

we dont know what is coming our way and we cant predict how we are gonna handle it. nothing is guaranteed.. I think everything is possible so just play it right, try to do your best .. you never know if  it's gonna last forever… it's kinda risky business huh??

"Just dont give up on trying to do what you really want to do. where there is love and inspiration I dont think you can go wrong". Ella Fitzgeral

11:30 PM Jan 25 2008 |

souadjamal

souadjamal

Morocco

first i am married now and its the first time for my poit of view i think that its not too late to find love.moreover people should gave themselves a second chance to find the true love and the right person to live with him

10:45 PM Jan 25 2008 |

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