Do Marriages Last Anymore?

United States
October 5, 2008 10:43am CST
Aside from older people (your parents or grandparents age), do you know many people who have stayed married for longer than 5 years? I know a lot more people who are divorced or haven't been married very long. I also know several people who have been married at least twice.
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@lanfear55 (157)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Nope, my parents and all of my friends except 2 have gotten (at least once, if not more) divorced. Im afraid Im going down the same path too! eeeks! its really sad.
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• United States
9 Jan 09
Yes, it is sad. Especially when kids are involved. Sorry to hear that you are going down that path. I wish you the best.
@BinaryKat (738)
• United States
5 Oct 08
There are many people in my church that have been married for over 50 years. My church elder, before he passed away earlier this year, was married to his wife for 51 years. I think another couple in my church just celebrated 54 years not too long ago. I think it is such a blessing to be with the one you love for so long. I hope to get to that point one day.
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• United States
5 Oct 08
That could be another reason not as many marriages last. Less and less people are going to church and don't have that faith to help get them through. Though, I also know some people who regularly attend church that got divorced.
• Morocco
5 Oct 08
I do know two people who still married longer then 5 years : my parents their marriage stays 21 years and it stills intel now !! they are so happy and even time they stimm love each other beside they are good parents too as their son I'm glad to have parents like them .
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• United States
5 Oct 08
Not many kids are raised by both parents in the same home anymore. You are fortunate that your parents stayed together. Do you know anyone under, say 35 that has stayed married longer than 5 years?
@sunshine4 (8706)
• United States
5 Oct 08
I have been married for longer than 5 yrs...actually alot longer. I have been married for 21 yrs. We have had our ups and downs, but worked threw them. I think that so many people get married and then give up once an obstical hits. It is sad if you think about how many kids are from broken homes. I think that when someone gets married, they should realize it isn't all fun and romance..it is alot of work.
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• United States
5 Oct 08
It is a lot of work. Why do you think that people can't make it work anymore. I think a lot of changes in society contribute. Such as the fact that a lot of families have two working parents nowadays rather than just dad working. I think this adds a lot of stress to a relationship. I think people nowadays also have less tolerance for each other.
• United States
5 Oct 08
I am going to be 28 this month and my husband is going to be 29 a few days later. We got married when I was 19 and he was 20 and have been married for 9 years next month! I think it depends on the readiness of both partners. It's not always about how much you love each other because it takes more than that. Sometimes things come up in marriages that the marraige just can't withstand. Believe me, we have our ups and downs! I don't have any reason to believe our won't last.
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@bbsr13 (4197)
• India
5 Oct 08
Hello,Lee! Yes,marriages in India last till end od life.I am married 39years back and our relationship strengthening with age.Thanx.
• United States
5 Oct 08
Long and lasting marraiges are definately less common nowadays, but they are not a complete rarity. I know many happily married couples who have been together for 5+ years. That doesn't always mean stability though. I know a couple who is now splitting up after 12 years of marraige.