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#208244 - 10/07/10 10:31 AM Re: OMG! [Re: Anne Holmes]
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Registered: 01/21/07
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Originally Posted By: Anne Holmes
"OMG! Til death. That's a long time. I'm really not sure..." And then realizing that there were 300 people in the church watching me, all of them had sent me wedding presents and my parents had just shelled out "beaucoup bucks" for this big event... If I backed out, I'd cause embarrassment to everyone, I'd have to send back all the gifts, etc. etc...

I quickly evaluated my options, decided I could not possibly bolt... So I said to myself, "Well, I'll stay here and continue to get married. After all, I love him. But instead of "til death..." let's just agree to "as long as it works."

It "worked" for 10 years and two children. And I was a lot smarter the second time around...


I personally met a woman and her hubby, where she was engaged to another man and on the night before the wedding, she realized she just couldn't take the step to say I do at the altar. So she cancelled the wedding, reception, everything, returned engagement ring and fell into a depression for a few weeks. Meaning she could barely get out of bed. Meanwhile her bridesmaids hung out at her place for 1-2 days.

Then several years later she met her now hubby, a different guy. She is much happier.
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#208275 - 10/09/10 10:46 AM Re: OMG! [Re: orchid]
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When I was a child, I heard talk of a neighborhood gal, who
ran away the day of her wedding with the groom's best man.
Now that seemed a bit nuts to me, but last I knew those two
runaways were still married. And that was decades in the past.
Go figure!
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#208283 - 10/10/10 09:29 AM Re: OMG! [Re: jabber]
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A 65% divorce rate, seems outrageous to me. No wonder the kids
don't bother gettting married these days. And probably most of
them are from divorced families. I imagine all of us know couples
who married young and are still together; and know couples who
waited until late in life to marry, and it didn't last. IMO marriage is a gamble. Sometimes you're lucky and sometimes you're not!
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#208802 - 11/06/10 12:18 PM Re: OMG! [Re: jabber]
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I think young people marry oftentimes without thinking about
longterm issues. IMO when humans are young, they don't look very
far into the distance. Today is all that matters.
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#208849 - 11/08/10 09:17 AM Re: OMG! [Re: jabber]
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When I aged some, I looked for traits other than physical attractiveness in a person. Currently I think a sweet spirit is much more of a drawing factor than a pretty face and nice body.
When young, a handsome face was all I could see. Life has a way
of slapping us up!
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#208856 - 11/08/10 08:34 PM Re: OMG! [Re: jabber]
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I agree Jabber! I married my first husband for all the wrong reasons. Handsome faces don't last and the rest of the package is so much more important in the long run!
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#208860 - 11/09/10 09:17 AM Re: OMG! [Re: Anne Holmes]
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Anne,
Wish I was this wise years ago. Could've avoided a lot of heartache! LOL...
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#208895 - 11/10/10 08:45 AM Re: OMG! [Re: jabber]
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Most things in life seem backwards to me: When we need wisdom
we don't have it. When we have it, we don't need it. Same thing is true for big houses and money.
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#208897 - 11/10/10 08:50 AM Re: OMG! [Re: jabber]
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Jabber, that's so true -- perhaps with age we'll become wiser b/c less is more.

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#211068 - 02/13/11 09:10 PM Re: OMG! [Re: jabber]
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Watching all the award shows on TV is mind boggling, for every six pregnant women only one had a husband already, and most weren't married but living together, and a couple were just pregnant. What kind of morals or lack of morals are our kids learning from these entertainers they look up to???
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