It comes as no real surprise that some readers may be living in a worn out, tired relationship. Chances are that’s what happened to me back in 1996. After 39 years and 9 months of marriage, my wife told me she had seen a lawyer and we would be separating. Just like that! No advance warning. I turned to family and friends who willingly offered support but could not offer a resolution.
If a member of your family is facing a similar situation… or perhaps you are facing this situation, please read the articles below.
DIVORCE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD
Unfortunately in today’s society where divorce is common, and marriages stand only a 50/50 chance of survival, many find themselves in an adversarial mode even before reaching divorce court. By the time one mate leaves the home, the adversarial fires are often burning very hot, often propelling the marriage into Divorce Court. The very adversarial, combative atmosphere that may have led to the separation is the one that can put the final nail in the marital coffin.
When my wife of NEARLY 40 years announced we were separating, my world came crashing down around me. I spoke with ministers and priests, psychologists and psychiatrists, but all of that accomplished nothing! I finally found myself talking to a lawyer!
Time was that the term divorce was spoken in a whisper. But those times are well behind us. Unfortunately the term, “They are getting a divorce,” has become “matter-of-fact.”
What a shame! According to the Associated Press (AP) there were approximately 2,230,000 marriages in 2005 (the latest stats currently available). The divorce rate in 2005 (per 1,000 people) was 3.6. That doesn’t seem like much until you factor in the number of shattered lives, the sobbing children, the distraught partners it leaves in its wake.
Divorce has practically spawned its own industry: law firms specializing in divorce, marital counselors specializing in divorce, even a collection of magazines dedicated to the subject. But divorce IS a fact of life—like it or not.
But why isn’t someone offering a way to stop it? Well, someone is!
KNOWING WHAT I KNOW NOW…
I did everything wrong back then. Knowing what I know today, I COULD HAVE STOPPED IT!
My hope is that you don’t screw up like I did. Just below is a link that can change your situation …
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Marriage and Divorce– National Center for Health Statistics
(Data are for the U.S. – 2009)
* Number of marriages: 2,077,000
* Marriage rate: 6.8 per 1,000 total population
* Divorce rate: 3.4 per 1,000 population (44 reporting States and D.C.)
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