Comments on: Marriage Rate Falls to Record Low in U.S., Pew Says http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/marriage-rate-falls-to-record-low-in-u-s-pew-says/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:59:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: HF http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/marriage-rate-falls-to-record-low-in-u-s-pew-says/#comment-9908745 HF Sat, 22 Dec 2012 02:09:58 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=148942#comment-9908745 Reading these posts shows how jaded both men and women have become. I feel bad for both sides, as a woman I must admit that I believe men really do get the short end of the stick far too often especially when it comes to divorce and their children. Being ruined financially, unable to see their children or move on with life because their ex wives pursue them relentlessly is awful. Don't get me wrong some men are jerks who deserve it but most are not. That said consider a woman's position - we have been marginalized and subjected to the absolute worst horrors man kind has created for ages. Women throughout time have endured disease, rape, slavery, torture you name it but we were still required to produce and care for children and husbands for the well being of man kind. Sadly despite having overcome many of these horrors ( at least in some parts of the world) we women are now victim to something equally as insidious - the constant barrage of media telling us " your ugly, fat, too old, and your man is cheating on you so be extra paranoid all the time. Too many of us have become vapid creatures focused on looks and materialism. Hell I have noticed that as time goes on fewer women are capable of creating and maintaining honest and strong relationships with other women no less with their spouses. Moreover, both sides need to rethink what marriage means. Being faithful must be redefined and by this I mean having sex outside of the relationship - safe sex - should not be the cause for divorce. If two people agree that neither will humiliate or endanger his or her family why should sex outside the marriage be off limits? We hold ourselves to such unrealistic standards no wonder more people are saying hell no to marriage. Reading these posts shows how jaded both men and women have become. I feel bad for both sides, as a woman I must admit that I believe men really do get the short end of the stick far too often especially when it comes to divorce and their children. Being ruined financially, unable to see their children or move on with life because their ex wives pursue them relentlessly is awful. Don’t get me wrong some men are jerks who deserve it but most are not.

That said consider a woman’s position – we have been marginalized and subjected to the absolute worst horrors man kind has created for ages. Women throughout time have endured disease, rape, slavery, torture you name it but we were still required to produce and care for children and husbands for the well being of man kind. Sadly despite having overcome many of these horrors ( at least in some parts of the world) we women are now victim to something equally as insidious – the constant barrage of media telling us ” your ugly, fat, too old, and your man is cheating on you so be extra paranoid all the time. Too many of us have become vapid creatures focused on looks and materialism. Hell I have noticed that as time goes on fewer women are capable of creating and maintaining honest and strong relationships with other women no less with their spouses.

Moreover, both sides need to rethink what marriage means. Being faithful must be redefined and by this I mean having sex outside of the relationship – safe sex – should not be the cause for divorce. If two people agree that neither will humiliate or endanger his or her family why should sex outside the marriage be off limits? We hold ourselves to such unrealistic standards no wonder more people are saying hell no to marriage.

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By: Brett http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/marriage-rate-falls-to-record-low-in-u-s-pew-says/#comment-9573370 Brett Sat, 27 Oct 2012 03:11:18 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=148942#comment-9573370 Your statistic is wrong in your story. It is men, not women, who are getting married at an average age of 28.7, and women at 26.5. Your statistic is wrong in your story. It is men, not women, who are getting married at an average age of 28.7, and women at 26.5.

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By: Trey83 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/marriage-rate-falls-to-record-low-in-u-s-pew-says/#comment-9527091 Trey83 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:43:46 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=148942#comment-9527091 Men: -Read the statistics divorce, suicide, alimony, child support. See who files, pays and who receives. -Spend a day in divorce court watching men eviscerated. -Think, does a women spend 20 grand at marriage so a man can have a trinket on top of the wedding? -All it takes even after ten or twenty years is princess deciding she is unhappy, in most states, the sentence for the man is lifetime alimony!!! If you are stupid enough to get married at least move to Texas, alimony laws are better than where I live. Men:
-Read the statistics divorce, suicide, alimony, child support. See who files, pays and who receives.

-Spend a day in divorce court watching men eviscerated.

-Think, does a women spend 20 grand at marriage so a man can have a trinket on top of the wedding?

-All it takes even after ten or twenty years is princess deciding she is unhappy, in most states, the sentence for the man is lifetime alimony!!! If you are stupid enough to get married at least move to Texas, alimony laws are better than where I live.

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By: Ted http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/marriage-rate-falls-to-record-low-in-u-s-pew-says/#comment-7967171 Ted Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:55:03 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=148942#comment-7967171 You couldn’t pay to get married again. I’ll never contribute another nickel to a woman’s life. To get married is to be okay with the following: “There’s a 50% chance that my current and future financial life will be completely destroyed. My ex-wife will take my money and spend it on herself and her boyfriend while living in the house I paid for. She will never marry her boyfriend so that I’m forced to continue to support their lives.” When I was still relatively naïve with regard to feminism and gold diggers, I got married with a very solid prenup. The witch tried a false abuse allegation to get the prenup thrown out. She didn’t get a cent (I have assets in the hundreds of thousands) but the lawyer fees were brutal. Women will pretend to love you to gain emotional, psychological, financial and legal control of your life. Just Google the below if you think I’m wrong. Carefully read the reasoning for the divorce. If you’re not scared of marriage now, after reading these women’s posts, you will be. Don’t get suckered. Don’t get conned (Google the below): “never loved him” + divorce You couldn’t pay to get married again. I’ll never contribute another nickel to a woman’s life. To get married is to be okay with the following:

“There’s a 50% chance that my current and future financial life will be completely destroyed. My ex-wife will take my money and spend it on herself and her boyfriend while living in the house I paid for. She will never marry her boyfriend so that I’m forced to continue to support their lives.”

When I was still relatively naïve with regard to feminism and gold diggers, I got married with a very solid prenup. The witch tried a false abuse allegation to get the prenup thrown out. She didn’t get a cent (I have assets in the hundreds of thousands) but the lawyer fees were brutal. Women will pretend to love you to gain emotional, psychological, financial and legal control of your life.

Just Google the below if you think I’m wrong. Carefully read the reasoning for the divorce. If you’re not scared of marriage now, after reading these women’s posts, you will be. Don’t get suckered. Don’t get conned (Google the below):

“never loved him” + divorce

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By: drew9944 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/marriage-rate-falls-to-record-low-in-u-s-pew-says/#comment-7342112 drew9944 Mon, 09 Apr 2012 07:16:02 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=148942#comment-7342112 The Government has been attacking Male Parents and Marriage (except as it benefits women) for quite some time. The root cause of this besides the "feminist supremecist movement", is the Welfare Programs. Prior to LBJ's so-called "great society programs" (you know the welfare entitlement programs by which one of Obama's aunts and uncles from Kenya stay illegally in Boston and live off Welfare instead of going back to Kenya and earning an honest living there), even over 80% of Black Americans WERE MARRIED. But as soon as the Gub'ment offered tons of money to Women to leave and disrespect their men in the late 1960s and 1970s, the black community in particular responded by "kicking out their men, so the women-headed-household then had lower income" so eligible for Welfare. NO PROBLEM, THE GUB'MENT RUNS HUGE DEFICITS DEBASING THE CURRENCY AND DESTROYING GRANNY's SAVINGS VIA US$ GOING DOWN TO PAY FOR IT ALL (and gasoline and food prices up -- no problem, more of society on Food Stamps doesn't care what food costs since THE GUB'MENT PAYS). Anyway, now majority of White Middle Class born kids are also NOT MARRYING IN THEIR 20s TO HAVE CHILDREN ALSO ON THE GUB'MENT TAB -- COPYING WHAT BLACK AMERICANS DID EARLIER. Now that its not just 1/8th of American (black americans), but the majority of Americans (since mid-class raised white americans also doing it)... The Government won't be able to afford it anymore soon -- watch and see. The Government has been attacking Male Parents and Marriage (except as it benefits women) for quite some time. The root cause of this besides the “feminist supremecist movement”, is the Welfare Programs. Prior to LBJ’s so-called “great society programs” (you know the welfare entitlement programs by which one of Obama’s aunts and uncles from Kenya stay illegally in Boston and live off Welfare instead of going back to Kenya and earning an honest living there), even over 80% of Black Americans WERE MARRIED. But as soon as the Gub’ment offered tons of money to Women to leave and disrespect their men in the late 1960s and 1970s, the black community in particular responded by “kicking out their men, so the women-headed-household then had lower income” so eligible for Welfare. NO PROBLEM, THE GUB’MENT RUNS HUGE DEFICITS DEBASING THE CURRENCY AND DESTROYING GRANNY’s SAVINGS VIA US$ GOING DOWN TO PAY FOR IT ALL (and gasoline and food prices up — no problem, more of society on Food Stamps doesn’t care what food costs since THE GUB’MENT PAYS). Anyway, now majority of White Middle Class born kids are also NOT MARRYING IN THEIR 20s TO HAVE CHILDREN ALSO ON THE GUB’MENT TAB — COPYING WHAT BLACK AMERICANS DID EARLIER. Now that its not just 1/8th of American (black americans), but the majority of Americans (since mid-class raised white americans also doing it)… The Government won’t be able to afford it anymore soon — watch and see.

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By: Boxman http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/marriage-rate-falls-to-record-low-in-u-s-pew-says/#comment-6819102 Boxman Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:42:52 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=148942#comment-6819102 Any men reading this article, pay close attention to the female posts. They betray the inherently selfish nature of modern women. The prospect of being at the mercy of these gals, with their "What's mine is mine; what's his is mine" attitude is very scary indeed. Don't do it. Instead, support alimony reform efforts in FL, CO, OR, NJ, and other states so that one day we'll finally restore equal rights for divorced men The era of legalized slavery for men must end. Until then - don't get married in this country! Any men reading this article, pay close attention to the female posts. They betray the inherently selfish nature of modern women. The prospect of being at the mercy of these gals, with their “What’s mine is mine; what’s his is mine” attitude is very scary indeed.

Don’t do it. Instead, support alimony reform efforts in FL, CO, OR, NJ, and other states so that one day we’ll finally restore equal rights for divorced men The era of legalized slavery for men must end. Until then – don’t get married in this country!

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By: Trolestia http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/marriage-rate-falls-to-record-low-in-u-s-pew-says/#comment-5598072 Trolestia Fri, 10 Feb 2012 06:23:07 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=148942#comment-5598072 Oh my the butthurt femanons here. Oh my oh my oh my. U mad femanons? U mad? Oh my the butthurt femanons here. Oh my oh my oh my.
U mad femanons? U mad?

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By: Vail http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/marriage-rate-falls-to-record-low-in-u-s-pew-says/#comment-4047002 Vail Sat, 24 Dec 2011 04:24:58 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=148942#comment-4047002 With 50% (or more) of marriages ending in divorce, it does seem like a bit of a rough deal...especially for men. And do pre-nups even help anymore? I've heard those can be thrown out of court by activist judges. With 50% (or more) of marriages ending in divorce, it does seem like a bit of a rough deal…especially for men.

And do pre-nups even help anymore? I’ve heard those can be thrown out of court by activist judges.

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By: John LeDoux http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/marriage-rate-falls-to-record-low-in-u-s-pew-says/#comment-3791352 John LeDoux Sat, 17 Dec 2011 22:15:26 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=148942#comment-3791352 Marriage: the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law. Marriage: the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law.

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By: Bill http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/marriage-rate-falls-to-record-low-in-u-s-pew-says/#comment-3786042 Bill Sat, 17 Dec 2011 18:50:05 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=148942#comment-3786042 Jenn, yeah why wouldn't Reality Bites want to be tied to someone as lovely as you sound. Guess you'll have to support yourself. Tough luck. Jenn, yeah why wouldn’t Reality Bites want to be tied to someone as lovely as you sound. Guess you’ll have to support yourself. Tough luck.

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