Tag: Divorce

Relationships And Divorce ( sad stuff )

Today two friends of mine posted a precious picture of them with their new granddaughter. Many years ago they divorced and to see them together with this bundle of joy made me feel sad and happy and think–darn- why do people have to divorce.

So to those of you not married yet-I say PLEASE think about what you are doing before you take this monumental step. Make sure you understand and know your requirements, needs, your values and that you have some vision for your future and that the person you are with is in alignment with that.

I think the people on this planet would be happier if there were less divorces.   Blessings to all.


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Why “Madly In Love Forever” Is Needed

There are more single people today than ever in history- 101 million in the U.S., 46% of the adult population (37.5 million/28% in 1970)
Over 25% of households are single occupant households (17% in 1970)
53% of households are married couples (70% in 1970)
The marriage rate is decreasing, and is at its lowest in 30 years
The divorce rate has remained stable since 1988
While the exact divorce rate is a matter of debate, experts agree that somewhere between 40 and 60% of all marriages will end in divorce, and that for every marriage there is about one divorce
Co-habitation is increasing, with a higher failure rate than marriage
Single, separated, divorced or widowed people have higher rates of mental health disorders, depression, and suicide
The percentage of young adults who say that having a good marriage is extremely important to them is increasing (94% in one study)
The majority of first-born children are now conceived by, or born to, unmarried parents
Half of all children will spend some time in a single parent family
43% of first marriages end within 15 years
39% of remarriages end within 10 years
More than 85% of all adults marry at least once

A summary of a 1999 study by David Popenoe and Barbara Dafoe Whitehead of the National Marriage Project of Rutgers University on “The State Of Our Unions: The Social Health Of Marriage in America” states:

“Key social indicators suggest a substantial weakening of the institution of marriage. Americans have become less likely to marry. When they do marry their marriages are less happy. And married couples face a high likelihood of divorce. Over the past four decades, marriage has declined as the first living together experience for couples and as a status of parenthood. Unmarried cohabitation and unwed births have grown enormously, and so has the percentage of children who grow up in fragile families.”

U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/
SmartMarriages www.smartmarriages.com
National Marriage Project http://marriage.rutgers.edu/state.html
American Association For Single People http://www.unmarriedamerica.com/

What One Person Is Saying About Madly In Love Forever

“I was delighted when Lewis and Diane asked me to engineer the audio version of their book, Madly In Love Forever. Being in the process of reuniting with my ex-wife five years after a heart rending divorce, I was very curious what they would have to say and how it would be different from the many other books on relationships I had read. Well, it couldn’t have been more timely. Tears of recognition were followed by the strength of resolve and knowledge their story unfolded before my ears. I couldn’t believe my luck at having to scrutinize their every word several times over, just before leaving on a trip to visit my wife and daughter in hopes of galvanizing the next steps toward recreating our family. Their down to earth, practical wisdom is punctuated regularly with simple but profound action steps that effectively facilitate unconditonal love and truly taking responsibility for creating one’s life. Their words continue to echo as I walk the path they outlined. Thank you, Lewis and Diane for taking the initiative to realize your own goals and then show us the way.”

-Tim Britton- Renowned musician and owner of Pied Piper Production

Happy Relationship News

The United States divorce rate fell again in 2009, according to a report released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics.
In the states for which data were available, there were 3.4 divorces per 1,000 people in 2009, following rates of 3.5 divorces per 1,000 people in 2008 and 3.6 divorces per 1,000 people in 2007.