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The Truth about Divorce

Does every other marriage really end in divorce? Don't believe it.

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Visitor Comments: 32

(28) Reda-Lene Spilhaus, July 13, 2012 5:44 PM

Yes, I agree. We expect life to be easy; it isnt. and when there is not enough sources/money etc....seen as failure; though very sad that not a Mochiach to govern us/the land,etc....without him I have very little to NO hope.

(27) Sandy & Chana Goodman, Dallas Texas, July 12, 2012 10:39 PM

Focus on your 50% chance of having a succesful marriage

Assuming that your chances of having a successful marriage are 50%, focus on making it successful. Success in marriage depends upon two things: 1. Compatibility 2. The effort each partner puts in to make the marriage enjoyable. These two elements are almost a 100% guarantee that the marriage will be fulfilling. On the other hand, if you decide not to get married, your chances of success would be zero. Sandy & Chana Goodman Dallas Texas

(26) Al, July 12, 2012 5:59 PM

Bread Takes Work

"Too many cooks spoil the soup", we say. Lots of, "Make it up as you go." thinking, makes for the bad recipe'. We are in a time of easy," Get what you want",and "Take it while you can get it." Systematic household theology could come in handy. We do well to impart the seasoning from the Master Chef Ha'Olam. Put the spice of Torah in from Our Adonai. Thank you for your topic. It is timely. Shalom

(25) Steve Skeete, July 11, 2012 11:43 AM

"I love you more from a distance..."

I keep hearing this story over and over again and the more I hear it the more confused I become. “We love each other dearly, but we were unhappy together”. Now that we are divorced “we support, care for and admire each other” and get along better than we ever did. Love at first sight has now become love at first parting. I ask myself what can “love” in these stories mean? And why is it easier to love my ex-wife/husband than my wife/husband? Could it be a matter f commitment? I can serve you apart because the decision is all mine, whereas if I am married to you I somehow do not have a choice. Maybe Rabbi Yaakov is right after all. Sounds like the “spoil brat” syndrome to me!

(24) Anonymous, July 11, 2012 10:33 AM

Divorce rate!!!

I reside in Israel but someone from my hometown in America just told me yesterday that from a religious school where her son learned, eight out of 12 of his classmates are divorced. In the religious community where I reside in Israel, there have been a number of divorces including divorces caused by extra-marital affairs. I have been very unhappily married to a very, very tough Israeli woman for 28 years but remained with her for the children and for G-d willing future generations but I am extremely unhappy with her due to the fact that she is extremely tough and even nasty at times plus the fact that we have totally different personalities. Unfortunately, there is quite a lot of proof that the statistics are correct. In previous generations, it was totally different. There was not the divorce rate that there is in this generation.

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