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#1 Mar 11, 2022 6:05 am

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THE RISE OF DIVORCE RATE DURING THE PANDEMIC

Why can't people no longer keep a marriage going as before? The divorce rate in the United States has skyrocketed during the pandemic. I noticed that many of my students' parents have now separated and are going through the divorce process. Americans on a whole are horrible at relationships. Years ago, a therapist told me that 'all relationships are superficial until tested.' I guess if my students' parents could not pass the test of financial and emotional fragility brought on by the pandemic, they had nothing special from the beginning. I HATE DIVORCE! We have become a bunch of weaklings!

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#2 Mar 11, 2022 9:04 am

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I think it's one of the hardest things, we are going to do.  Man, t's just tough.  Every one of my Friends I knew in Grenada that got married are now divorced.

Four of them are married to Grenadian that they knew growing up.

Am very blessed that I am still married.  Staying married is one of the best decisions I made in my entire life.

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#3 Mar 11, 2022 9:12 am

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"Am very blessed that I am still married.  Staying married is one of the best decisions I made in my entire life."

Me too. We've had our difficulties but both of us realized there were more important things than our hurt feelings and frustrations: our kids.

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#4 Mar 11, 2022 10:23 am

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I see. WSS was or  IS  a church person . Quoting scriptures  in a round about fashion .
'Altar Boy .... I will help.' 
Mark 10.9.    > What therefore God has joined together , let no man put asunder <

During the Pandemic ??

Cut to the chase WSS . " You tried , you got burned "  " Well you are back in a loving TS family ."
" Peace and love.
Right NH. "

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on a side note ...... It seems in Caribbean society , divorce is not embraced . Husband lives in Montego Bay wife lives in NYC  or  somewhere else. Lo.

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#5 Mar 11, 2022 7:42 pm

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Dancer, for you the third time it's great! NH you are a nice guy and is rather stable and can keep a relationship going. Slice, you shouldn't be with anybody at all! As for me, men are just not important anymore. They have no class, and many are not gentlemen!

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#6 Mar 11, 2022 8:20 pm

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"As for me, men are just not important anymore. They have no class, and many are not gentlemen!"

I feel your pain Cal, it can't be easy, searching for Mister Perfect and being let down, time after time. But maybe if you took a leaf out of my book, and lowered your sights a bit, from Mister Perfect to Mister Good-Enough-Despite-His-Faults, then you might have found some lasting relationship happiness - don't you think? You're not perfect, neither am I, but why pass up the attainable good, for the unattainable perfect? Just sayin'.

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#7 Mar 11, 2022 9:06 pm

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Many are sleazebags. I never looked for Mr. Perfect but it's even hard to find someone you could work with. If they are 80 years old, they are looking for 40 years old. I am locked out. Totally! Only the dregs that have been sieved is left. Who wants that?

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#8 Mar 11, 2022 10:27 pm

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You can choose not to be with a partner.
Besides, who wants to be in a partnership with anyone that is not as perfect as themselves?

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#9 Mar 12, 2022 8:47 am

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"Only the dregs that have been sieved is left. Who wants that?"

I'm sure the same could be said, from the other side!!!

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#10 Mar 12, 2022 9:14 am

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True, but let's face it! There are better women than men. In the black community, you are also aware that the women are far better than the men. Enjoy your weekend.

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