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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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liu444555

China

me too

11:59 AM Jan 25 2008 |

286653739

286653739

China

it is a really serious problem,not only for the family but also for the society

11:42 AM Jan 25 2008 |

tiffintime

tiffintime

Sri Lanka

There are some who don't get married but who end up helping other people with their kids due to various reasons. This is not a bad thing, especially if the kids are happy and have a future.

10:53 AM Jan 25 2008 |

mima7774

Slovakia

hi

10:07 AM Jan 25 2008 |

jham

jham

Philippines

Before settling for a marriage. I think the couple should make sure if they're both mentally and emotionally ready for it so it wouldn't end up to a divorce like most of people do nowadays. Marriage is a sacred thing. People shouldn't like play with it or whatever.

10:04 AM Jan 25 2008 |

584435936

China

very hard in this word

10:03 AM Jan 25 2008 |

mima7774

Slovakia

hi,speak you germany?

10:02 AM Jan 25 2008 |

samajordan

Jordan

actually , i think its not easy to love agine

09:57 AM Jan 25 2008 |

chairmanm20

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi

09:22 AM Jan 25 2008 |

sheeda

sheeda

Serbia and Montenegro

i have not get married yet ,it is difficult to understand two peson fall in love and complete  their each orther part then divorce .maybe after married they found something is going wrong ,it is said broken mirrow can not be round ,at least their have some mark. one of my friend have some problem with her husband close to  divorce  ,but not successfull since chidren involved ,  however,as parent they should consider their responsibility on kids before they decide divorce ,

09:19 AM Jan 25 2008 |

janestory

China

I think most people believe true love even if they got divorced.It maybe will take a little long time for them to fall in love because they are afraid to get heart broken. But if  true love comes, i think nobody can refuse it unless they don't believe that.

I'm glad  to tell all of you my parents will celebrate their 50 years marriage ceremony. I hope to give them surprise. Do you have any idea for me?

09:18 AM Jan 25 2008 |

lalitalia_999

Thailand

Love come fast,then love goes fast too… and I still believe in love…love is a beautiful thing…and it's never too late to find love too…

But how you that who is the Mr.Right who you've been waiting for…?  No one wants to get hurt from love,but it's only just a time…can tell you one day…right?

09:09 AM Jan 25 2008 |

nad1a

nad1a

Greece

Thanks for the interesting topic you brought up today.
I’ve been married once (and, respectively, got divorced once, ha-ha!) I’d made a bad choice and on the one hand, I’m happy l somehow “fixed” that mistake. But on the other, I’m not thinking of marriage again, even though I’m in a long-term relationship right now.
It is never too late but , trivial as it may sound, it IS complicated. It looks like, yeah, there isn’t just one person on earth to complete your other half (this is only in movies and romantic songs). But then again, you’re just a human being and you can’t just erase and start all over again. Some of those bitter experiences leave their marks for a life-time.
And when there are children involved, it gets even more complex. But that’s yet another issue.

08:15 AM Jan 25 2008 |

fazilah4

fazilah4

Malaysia

maybe the true love is after divorce. dont let your life consume yourself

07:40 AM Jan 25 2008 |

kaushalyats

Sri Lanka

Love can come to our life at anytime. It can be before or after marraige.It can be happenned at any age.when ever love reached us it remains us with nice memories. I have suffered lot when i lost my love several times but by recalling the memories we had together gives me very nice feeling.

06:58 AM Jan 25 2008 |

kaushalyats

Sri Lanka

Love can come to our life at anytime. It can be before or after marraige.It can be happenned at any age.when ever love reached us it remains us with nice memories. I have suffered lot when i lost my love several times but by recalling the memories we had together gives me very nice feeling.

06:58 AM Jan 25 2008 |

smart2022

smart2022

Saudi Arabia

That's a funny story. i didn't get married but i think they can love each other after divorce When they miss the relationship.Cool

06:30 AM Jan 25 2008 |

hellocowboy

China

the dialogue was too fast   

 

05:26 AM Jan 25 2008 |

yana011

yana011

Philippines

thumbs up!

05:19 AM Jan 25 2008 |

yana011

yana011

Philippines

marriage is such a big deal. it should be it. just try to be in the person whom you can share your entire life.

05:18 AM Jan 25 2008 |

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