Thursday, May 10, 2007

U.S. divorce rate lowest since 1970

Something positive in the news recently...

Despite the common notion that America remains plagued by a divorce epidemic, the national per capita divorce rate has declined steadily since its peak in 1981 and is now at its lowest level since 1970.
Yes, that's me and the hubby on our wedding day.
I remember before we got married, Uwe and I went to a French restaurant for dinner and discussed what marriage meant to us. It was an important step (before the leap), and looking back the beginning of our marriage becoming something more than just the two of us.
When they ask couples who've been married for 40-50 years, what their secret is to a happy marriage, they typically say variations of the following:
Photo by: Doxieone
"We don't always see eye to eye but we always love and support each other."Photo by: fooldesk
"We never go to bed angry."
"Having a sense of humor is important."
"Being sweet to one another." (Includes being thoughtful, kind, loving, and respecting and appreciating one another.)
Of all the things I've done and accomplished in my life, I'm most proud of my marriage. It's developed and grown and flexed over the years and is constantly evolving (as we are!).

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