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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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Ms.Hanan

Ms.Hanan

Saudi Arabia

Well, Maybe she wasn't in love with her husbend! and if she was then it won't be easy to love again! mmm but she will : ) 

08:02 PM Jan 25 2008 |

mim_dica

mim_dica

India

well in my view marriage is a very big deal .its feel very good when u married and on the other hand its very difficult to get divorce .bcz its an emotionally atached situation. 

07:53 PM Jan 25 2008 |

yuki gao

China

 is there anyone can tell me what phoning it in which from yesterday''s sland mean in Chinese, i am appreciated it

 

05:57 PM Jan 25 2008 |

hasanabdo33

Egypt

there is always a big out-an out lie in our life

05:08 PM Jan 25 2008 |

dieunguyen

Viet Nam

marriage is a big deal so you should be sure that you have accurate decision.never be late for everyone loves and be loved

04:50 PM Jan 25 2008 |

Jameli

Jameli

Philippines

Divorce is a painful thing to take… it affects not only the two people who decided to end their relationship, worst would be the effect to their kids. We ought not to "fall in love" but instead "grow in love"... falling is a negative thing, while growing is more positive. People in love should make the effort to nurture their relationship to last….... So for those who have been divorced, don't fall in love the second time around, but grow in love! 

04:05 PM Jan 25 2008 |

zeus2006

zeus2006Super Member!

Turkey

Hi Marshall liu,

I don't understand clearly what you mean, you mentioned even someone isn't happy in their marriage, they must live in their unhappy marriage for kids?If this, what about their kids, they will be grown up in this unhappy marrige(family) and what about their psychological situation?Even I don't want to think it, to grow up child under stress !!!

Maybe I misunderstood,Sorry.

04:01 PM Jan 25 2008 |

Jameli

Jameli

Philippines

Divorce is a bitter thing to take… but as long as you’re alive there is hope for better love… or marriage…

03:52 PM Jan 25 2008 |

adyl

Morocco

a second life !

03:52 PM Jan 25 2008 |

MarshallLiu

China

Marriage is one thing, Love is another thing. Think twice before you marry or divorce someone. Think about the kids if you have any, think the life they have to face up, and the feeling in their deep heart.

Or, you will be a selfish parent! (some couples keep their 'Marriage or Relationship Live' only for their kids, like myself… )

If no kids, divorce is a good choice if you can't feel true life in your marriage any more.

03:44 PM Jan 25 2008 |

little bro

little bro

Saudi Arabia

I think none of them had fall in love it was just fellings….. but the second love is always true .

03:42 PM Jan 25 2008 |

zeus2006

zeus2006Super Member!

Turkey

after divorced it doesn’t mean you’ll not be able to find second change for love even your heart was hurt by first.Life goes on.Keep your smiling.

03:35 PM Jan 25 2008 |

zeus2006

zeus2006Super Member!

Turkey

Hi Friends,

This is really hard topic, recently marriages doesn't have long time, why?In my opinion there are many reason, one of them is we don't have enough patient and respect eacother, the other one is we don't research the other side's family whether it is okay or not for us I mean if man comes from patriarchal family and woman comes matriarchal family, man will try to manage family and women will also try to manage family and they will be two ropedancers on the same rope.The other reason is women have their economic freedom from now on, because of that they can't stand some things in their marriage even they are unimportant.The other one is chatting, always says men cheat, yes but they cheat their wife with the other women not with men I mean if women have this problem they don't do it with married men and women grow up men and they give some good thing about family to men.Anyway we should be more patient and respect eachother, at least we want to be happy together because of that we should try it.I hope everybody finds true person in thier first marriage.Be happy and healthy.Zeus :) 

03:28 PM Jan 25 2008 |

musa966

Saudi Arabia

i hope every one return to first love but please no for divorced

 

03:15 PM Jan 25 2008 |

poolpy72

poolpy72

Algeria

life is full of good & bad experiences…we must go through every experience as a big deal and the result is definetely more strength & more wise. Finally,  our goal in life is to help people to be happy, once is done, you'll find love & happiness as a reward.

02:26 PM Jan 25 2008 |

banson

banson

China

If you don't have a boyfriend, bring one with you. If you are not married, tell them your wedding plan. If you are married and don't have a baby, announce them that you will have one soon.

02:14 PM Jan 25 2008 |

banson

banson

China

People divorce for a better life. If you keep looking for it and you can get it. I believe that someone is waiting for me somewhere, and she is definately my miss right.

02:08 PM Jan 25 2008 |

susanking

susanking

China

it is never too late to find the true love,even after several times of divorce. but i hope i can find my true love in the first time~

01:27 PM Jan 25 2008 |

liu444555

China

Did you experience?i like a boy ,but i dont know whether he like me ,too.Whether i should take the second choice?

 

12:05 PM Jan 25 2008 |

liu444555

China

yes ,i think it is a theary

12:01 PM Jan 25 2008 |

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