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06 December 2002 @ 12:24 pm
We have a winner (just_jo)! The average marriage lasts 9.4 years! I know many who are going on 30 years, so that must mean there are many that last for much less! A sad statistic for sure!
lil-miss-moomoosical on December 6th, 2002 10:27 am (UTC)
That is a very sad statistic ;o(

The worst thing I've seen lately is when a magazine said that marriage was on the increase because Celebrities were making it the "in-thing" again..

Surely marriage isn't a fashion statement.. its a commitment for life *sigh*


Garygdj on December 6th, 2002 10:51 am (UTC)
That's the way I see it too - marriage for a lifetime! Celebrity marriages are usually pretty short!
Fezziwig Fandangobandicoot on December 6th, 2002 10:29 am (UTC)
Two years ago, a friend who had lived with her boyfriend for over 5 years got married. Within months, she decided on divorce, because she realized there were things about him she couldn't deal with. Stuff she already knew, but wouldn't admit it. She wanted her big wedding. And it was a very nice one, too ;)

I think marriages like that really help skew the average.
Garygdj on December 6th, 2002 10:54 am (UTC)
I don't think living with a person while not married is really a good way to get to know someone. When there's a real committment, it changes many things. I think you're probably right though and she knew it already. I think we sometimes think that a person will change, or that "we" can change a person!
†beepboop on December 6th, 2002 10:44 am (UTC)
i think i've passed the 9.4 mark! :)
in 7 more months, we'll have our 10th! :)

i plan on staying married as long as i live...to the same man :)
Garygdj on December 6th, 2002 10:55 am (UTC)
Congratulations on beating the average! We had our 30th this November.
†beepboop on December 6th, 2002 10:57 am (UTC)
wow! congrats! :)
i can't wait to be able to say that!
Garygdj on December 6th, 2002 11:09 am (UTC)
Thanks! Well, I can't say it has been easy, but we are both committed to it and that, and God, sure does help!
†beepboop on December 6th, 2002 11:14 am (UTC)
amen! :)
God has made the biggest difference in our marriage...i am thankful!
sixxamom on December 6th, 2002 12:19 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately I have to admit to being part of that statistic. I was married 4 years and then 14 years = 9 year ave.
Garygdj on December 6th, 2002 01:14 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you had to experience that! I come from a broken home myself, so I know that sometimes you've just got to do it!
shorty_85 on December 6th, 2002 12:24 pm (UTC)
My parents have been married for 27 years yesterday...
Garygdj on December 6th, 2002 01:14 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to your parents!
shorty_85 on December 6th, 2002 01:26 pm (UTC)
thisquietlife on December 6th, 2002 05:04 pm (UTC)
Over 20 years here- =)

Of course, I divorce him a couple of times a year- on average. ;)