Why is it so many marriages go wrong?

Why is it so many marriages go wrong?

There are 40 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Dec 5, 2007, titled Why is it so many marriages go wrong?. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

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geezer

Bolton, MA

#1 Dec 6, 2007
I would bet a lot has to do with the ego driven self worth and intolerance for others failings, a lot of which is being bred into the youth today as it has for the last 30 years.It seems that no one can agree to disagree, No one can understand the word NO. Everyone is taught that they DESERVE anything they want and anyone not giving it to them is "disrespecting" them! Respect for anyone but self seems to have vanished into thin air.The quest for material wealth has overtaken the ability to be content with what you are able to afford causing much strife over finances.
Joe

Granby, CT

#2 Jun 23, 2010
I think I know
Bill Kreutzmann

Grand Blanc, MI

#3 Jun 24, 2010
Its the broads fault. They're ignorant
Ron

Billerica, MA

#4 Jun 24, 2010
Most women marry for the wrong reasons. They marry for money or feel the need to breed with their biiological clock ticking away. In most cases good men don't stand a chance. Women are just too into money and getting drunk.
Never Left

North Billerica, MA

#5 Jun 24, 2010
I'm a woman and you all that have posted prevously to me sound ingnorant! "It's the broads fault" and "most woman just in to money and gettng drunk" Wow, what a dumb statement that is you idiot! You know what happens we end marrying morans that don't know how to communicate with us, just ignore the signs that there is trouble in the marriage, then when it comes tumbling in on your head, we are fed up and decide enough is enough oh, then it's a different story. You do one of two things, DRINK yourself to death as you wallow in your self pity (how dare she leave me??) or you decide that you want to play by the rules and try to communicate and maybe particpate in your own marriage/family, but you know what, It's usually TOO LATE! Once a womans minds made up it's a done deal. Relationships are like gardens, If you don't show it some TLC and tend to it, then it grows weeds and dies and goes away!
Bill Kreutzmann

Grand Blanc, MI

#6 Jun 25, 2010
Never Left wrote:
I'm a woman and you all that have posted prevously to me sound ingnorant! "It's the broads fault" and "most woman just in to money and gettng drunk" Wow, what a dumb statement that is you idiot! You know what happens we end marrying morans that don't know how to communicate with us, just ignore the signs that there is trouble in the marriage, then when it comes tumbling in on your head, we are fed up and decide enough is enough oh, then it's a different story. You do one of two things, DRINK yourself to death as you wallow in your self pity (how dare she leave me??) or you decide that you want to play by the rules and try to communicate and maybe particpate in your own marriage/family, but you know what, It's usually TOO LATE! Once a womans minds made up it's a done deal. Relationships are like gardens, If you don't show it some TLC and tend to it, then it grows weeds and dies and goes away!
Get back into the kitchen and fetch me a sandwich.
Buster

Rochester, NH

#7 Jul 7, 2010
Never Left wrote:
I'm a woman and you all that have posted prevously to me sound ingnorant! "It's the broads fault" and "most woman just in to money and gettng drunk" Wow, what a dumb statement that is you idiot! You know what happens we end marrying morans that don't know how to communicate with us, just ignore the signs that there is trouble in the marriage, then when it comes tumbling in on your head, we are fed up and decide enough is enough oh, then it's a different story. You do one of two things, DRINK yourself to death as you wallow in your self pity (how dare she leave me??) or you decide that you want to play by the rules and try to communicate and maybe particpate in your own marriage/family, but you know what, It's usually TOO LATE! Once a womans minds made up it's a done deal. Relationships are like gardens, If you don't show it some TLC and tend to it, then it grows weeds and dies and goes away!
Hey woman, close yer yap and get supper on the table. And before you get into that, get me a beer.
Lt Col Walter H Taylor

Grand Blanc, MI

#9 Jul 8, 2010
In April 1956, while Taylor was the attorney for the new Virginian Railway, then under construction, he met the founder, millionaire industrialist Henry Huttleston Rogers and humorist Mark Twain when they arrived in Hampton Roads aboard Rogers' steam yacht Kanawha. They were in Norfolk to attend the opening ceremonies of the Jamestown Exposition held at Sewell's Point. According to published newspaper reports of the day, Twain drove off with Taylor in an "infernal machine," better known in modern times as an automobile..
Jim

Fitchburg, MA

#10 Jul 8, 2010
Sex and Money are always the causes
Dracut Retiree

Tewksbury, MA

#11 Jul 8, 2010
Lt Col Walter H Taylor wrote:
In April 1956, while Taylor was the attorney for the new Virginian Railway, then under construction, he met the founder, millionaire industrialist Henry Huttleston Rogers and humorist Mark Twain when they arrived in Hampton Roads aboard Rogers' steam yacht Kanawha. They were in Norfolk to attend the opening ceremonies of the Jamestown Exposition held at Sewell's Point. According to published newspaper reports of the day, Twain drove off with Taylor in an "infernal machine," better known in modern times as an automobile..
So, wht's your point?
Lt Col Walter H Taylor

Grand Blanc, MI

#12 Jul 8, 2010
Dracut Retiree wrote:
<quoted text>So, wht's your point?
Its in there
one-ans

Ashburn, VA

#13 Jul 8, 2010
My parents were married for 68 years.
My widow mother says that he was her best friend.
sla

Dracut, MA

#14 Jul 9, 2010
Never Left wrote:
I'm a woman and you all that have posted prevously to me sound ingnorant! "It's the broads fault" and "most woman just in to money and gettng drunk" Wow, what a dumb statement that is you idiot! You know what happens we end marrying morans that don't know how to communicate with us, just ignore the signs that there is trouble in the marriage, then when it comes tumbling in on your head, we are fed up and decide enough is enough oh, then it's a different story. You do one of two things, DRINK yourself to death as you wallow in your self pity (how dare she leave me??) or you decide that you want to play by the rules and try to communicate and maybe particpate in your own marriage/family, but you know what, It's usually TOO LATE! Once a womans minds made up it's a done deal. Relationships are like gardens, If you don't show it some TLC and tend to it, then it grows weeds and dies and goes away!
I am a man 68years old.
My wife is 63,
I was married at 21 years old, She was 16 years old,
And no we did not have to get married,
6 children, 11 grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren,
Both of us never drank,
We never really cared about matrial things,
We do have a nice home,
But to say its the womens fault is really stupid,
So I agree whit you,
We have been married (47) years,

Have, A, nice, Summer,
Dracut Retiree

Tewksbury, MA

#15 Jul 9, 2010
sla wrote:
<quoted text> I am a man 68years old.
My wife is 63,
I was married at 21 years old, She was 16 years old,
And no we did not have to get married,
6 children, 11 grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren,
Both of us never drank,
We never really cared about matrial things,
We do have a nice home,
But to say its the womens fault is really stupid,
So I agree whit you,
We have been married (47) years,
Have, A, nice, Summer,
Very well put! 40 years for me this past June, 2 children and 2 grandchildren.
LTB at work

Stoneham, MA

#16 Jul 9, 2010
I forget which comedian I'm stealing this joke from:

Statistics show that half of all marriages end in divorce. The other half ends in death. That why I'm never getting married.

8575 Whats the minumum ante for this table?
Dracut Retiree

Tewksbury, MA

#17 Jul 9, 2010
LTB at work wrote:
I forget which comedian I'm stealing this joke from:
Statistics show that half of all marriages end in divorce. The other half ends in death. That why I'm never getting married.
8575 Whats the minumum ante for this table?
That's why we only had 2 children, the stat's said that every third child born in the world was Chinese and we could'nt even speak the language!
sla

Dracut, MA

#18 Jul 9, 2010
Dracut Retiree wrote:
<quoted text>
That's why we only had 2 children, the stat's said that every third child born in the world was Chinese and we could'nt even speak the language!
Now thats really funny,
Dracut Retiree

Tewksbury, MA

#19 Jul 9, 2010
sla wrote:
<quoted text>
Now thats really funny,
It is, I remember hearing that a long time ago and thought it would get a laugh, glad you enjoyed it.

I played 9 this morning at Pine Valley, went out at 7:30 and was back home by 11:00 or so, it was a tight course, really target golf, I ended up losing 2 balls and came in with a 48 for 9, not a good morning.

Have a good wk-end!
lindseylohan

Bronx, NY

#20 Jul 9, 2010
If only they let gay people marry. Then the marriages would stay divorce free and kids with no home would have homes.
sla

Dracut, MA

#21 Jul 10, 2010
Dracut Retiree wrote:
<quoted text>It is, I remember hearing that a long time ago and thought it would get a laugh, glad you enjoyed it.
I played 9 this morning at Pine Valley, went out at 7:30 and was back home by 11:00 or so, it was a tight course, really target golf, I ended up losing 2 balls and came in with a 48 for 9, not a good morning.
Have a good wk-end!
Well its like you told me before,

Sometimes your so goodand you think you have it pat,
The next day nothing goes right,
I think that must be the fun of the game.
You have a bad day,
But the next day your great.

Even pros have real bad days,

But losing 2 balls is very painfull if you know what I mean, LOL

Have, A, Really, Good, Week,

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