After 25 years of marriage, arnold schwarzenegger and his wife separated

United States
May 12, 2011 5:59pm CST
it might be a bit shocking to hear that former California governnor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, announced their separation after 25 years of marriage. Such news might also reflect how fragile of marriage within our society. Can couples stay married for their children sake, or maybe they can sit down peacefully to settle their differences? No matter how long a couple married, the divorced rate is increasing in the recent history. Maybe it is our modern way of thinking in pursue of life perfection? What do you think of it?
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@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
6 Jun 11
kingparker, Marriage is indeed a fragile entity which requires both parties to be mutually committed and unreservedly. I do not know what was in the governor's head but he should have considered the consequences to his decisions and choices. This incident just tells that neither principalities nor children could keep a marriage intact when one party does not observe and fulfill the side's bargain. I believe we have to understand his wife's position to realize that the affair had been going on right under her nose (literally) for the past 25 years of her blissful marriage or at least she thought it was through her sense of undying commitment, faith and trust. Sure, he has apologize but it does not end there when she so shattered where she needs time to heal and walk away.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
29 May 11
hi, i cant think that divorce is now scatter in every part of the world,they are only trashed the 25 years of marriage,we really dont know the reason but it has,and its os sad to hear and know that news.
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
19 May 11
arnold has admitted he has cheated on his wife many times already. a man like this doesn't even deserve to be called a dad if he acts this way. he should be a good example to the children. and if he really loves his children he wouldn't do such things. i know, and we all know that we all make mistakes, once is enough, or maybe two but if it is more than that, then it is just too much too handle already and especially having another child with another woman, come on arnold, what were you thinking? maria just deserves to be happy, even if not with someone else. having their children would already enough (in my opinion). but maybe someday, she could also find her own happiness with someone else. if arnold realizes his mistakes and try to make up and work things out with maria, then maybe they can give it another shot..... just as long as arnold is sincere and would never do such a thing anymore. if that happened to me (hoping it doesn't and never), i would probably cool things off without my husband in my life. a lot of people say that it helps when you give yourself some time alone, without any triggering stimulus that can affect your emotions again. marriage is sacred, it should be well thought of before getting in to it and should be taken really very seriously. husbands and wives who cheat should think over it a million times and those husbands who beat their wives, for me don't deserve a family of their own, they don't just ruin the family, but also the children's future, scarring and changing the wife's and children's view of life.
@ET28LV (1895)
• Latvia
13 May 11
Hello Kingparker, It is sad to hear this news they have married about 25 years and now separated. I always have thought how It is possible separated after so many years married. If I ever would mary then I will try be good housband as possible.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
13 May 11
Yes, I was surprised cause they really looked solid in the 90's, and both always smiling like they were so meant to each other. People are so fake. It seems the wife felt her whole time with him that he is an ego maniac, only thinking about him self, that when he got into office she hardly saw her own husband and when he was out, no more governor he wanted to go back to hollywood and movies. I don't know if it's true, but they say he's also an womanizer.
• Bulgaria
13 May 11
See me dear kingparker it is in life Arnold and his wife had a long mariage but their love is gone!What is the reason you may well have problems in evryday life where evry day fought and were injured is a painful and if they children in the family is worse! It is better to divide and share a friendly relationship for the sake of your children!
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
13 May 11
Divorces are mainly due to intolerance. If one of the parties tolerates then there may not be separation. 25 years is a longer period considering the way nowadays couples divorce after one/two years . Perfection expected from the partner is the reason.
@stanley777 (7173)
• Philippines
13 May 11
Yes, I'm really sad to hear that the 25yr of their marriage life will end.Anyway I guess their children are all grown ups and can not be affected so much.Iread also that they will look after their children even if they are separated and also thre's a news before thet Arnold had a history of groping woman which he admitted.I guess no marriage is perfect especially if they are famous to much temptation.
• United States
13 May 11
I read that this was not a split decision thing, They have been having problems in the marriage for a long time, months before the decision to go public and let everyone know. Who knows why they got divorced 25 years is a long time and I absolutely wont judge either of them, Unless their is proof that cheating took place from one of them. I don`t care how old you are, When you parents divorce it hurts especially when they have been together a long time. Divorce is so nasty and I HATE the Lawyers who love it because that is how they get paid. I would be surprised if a Lawyer has EVER said listen try to work it out for the kids. Maybe I just have some biases, My Father was a Vietnam vet and got hit with agent orange and has a rare form of blood cancer called Polycytheria. The cancer went into remission and then came back in 2002. To make a long story short, When my dad got sick my 'mother`s' answer was to have an affair with her co-worker. They were married for over 34 years, My Father is the type of guy who would give you the shirt off his back, Of course my Mother kept her plan to herself... My Father was an extremely hard worker my Mother never worked, Only when she had to in order to have her apartment and everything in place. Then just one day out of the blue she hopped in our car and left. We had no idea where she went or anything and did not even hear from her. We pieced everything together and figured out what was going on. She had been planning this and the affair was going on for years. I have a disabled Brother and he could not understand why his mother was not there anymore or seeing him. She does not even sent a card for his birthday or any holidays at all. At the Divorce Hearing, My Mom Had one of the best known attorneys where we lived and they cleaned us out, Literally everything we worked for. We were forced to sell our house so she could get her money she was "awarded". I wouldnt wish this on my worst nightmare. Years later, No Phone Calls, letters or anything I could not even tell you where she lives. I am 28, and God Forbid when my Father passes away I will always take care of my younger Brother. I`m sorry the whole 25 year marriage dissolving and 1 out of every 2 marriages ending in divorce just brings up bad memories. I feel terrible for the children especially since they are in the spot light. God Bless Them and I hope they can keep this Divorce Respectful and as private as possible.
• China
13 May 11
be loyal to each one is the big one in marriage. and sometimes we should realize that responsibility is the more important . love is just shor-time,which we cannot live on.
@youless (84835)
• Guangzhou, China
13 May 11
What a sad news as their marriage seems to be perfect. Perhaps at the beginning it was a happy marriage. But as time goes by, there would be many things happen to their marriage and somewhat they can't get over it. People shall always be serious to the marriage and once there is a problem in it, try to have a talk in peace and find a solution together. I love China
@jaiho2009 (39084)
• Philippines
13 May 11
Hello king, We can never say what's wrong or what's the reason why this divorce separation issue is increasing in this modern era. Whatever it is,the concern people knows better and one thing is for sure,it's the best way and reason those couples know to settle the indifferences that cause in between their troubled marriage.
@_sketch_ (5711)
• United States
13 May 11
I don't think that divorce is really the problem with society. The problem is that people are getting married too young, too early, and for the wrong reasons. I don't really think that this is a reflection in this case, but we really can't use one marriage to generalize all marriages. Sometimes people just grow apart or their lives are just going in different directions. There is nothing wrong with that. It's better if they can be happy apart then miserable together. If they had stayed together just for the sake of marriage or because they have kids, all that would do is cause a lot of unnecessary pain. I don't really care that they divorced. It doesn't affect me in anyway. It's not really any of my business. I don't believe they should be judged for a personal life decision.
• United States
13 May 11
Sadly it is happening and the divorce rate is certainly increasing. Sometimes they fall way distance that neither one is willing to sit and discuss on how to keep the marriage together. Sometimes too, they are willing but at times too late for the couple as no matter how much they try some of them just do not work out in the end. Twenty five years is a long time, so wondering if they gave it all they could, which I can only guess and think yes. But sadly even politician's marriages are failing.
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
13 May 11
Well, it's not new to me. A lot of this happens to couples who are in show business and I guess that's how showbiz life works...Even couples whom we think lived a perfect marriage life can be victims by this if they fail to keep the "flame of love" burning.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
13 May 11
I think that it is ridiculous. They are not setting a very good example for the younger generation at all. I do not know what this world is coming to.
@dodo19 (26669)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 May 11
It's just kind of sad to hear, when two people have been married for so long decide to separate. I do understand that, sometimes, people grow apart, but it's kind of sad to hear of it.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
13 May 11
No marriage can be forver. Not even in the world of politics and hollywoofd can this be spared. It is is sad to see any relationship break apart. when it is something for the whole world to see it can seem even more senseless and tragic. Just as they came apart as a couple, they could find their way bak together. It is the romantic in me that wishes this for them.