Sadly, about 40% to 50% of married couples end up divorcing in the United States. And it’s never easy.
Divorce can be extremely hard on both parties, especially if children are part of the picture. Whether you’ve been with your partner for decades or are just recently married, if it’s not working — and you truly don’t believe it’s going to work — divorce might be your only true chance at living a happy life.
Relationships are tough 100% of the time. Even the healthiest relationship needs to be worked on constantly in order for it to last. And it’s difficult to find relationships that are excellent across the board. When a global pandemic is tossed into the mix, it makes things even more difficult. Approximately 50% of all American adults are married — but 50% of those marriages will likely end up in divorce.
Most of the United States has begun slowly loosening restrictions on social distancing, but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet. In fact, most singles are still hesitant to go on in-person dates with the people they have met online — so much so, that people have even begun to list their health status in their Tinder bios.
Dating apps are all the rage, especially during this period of social distancing. After all the average single can’t simply go to a bar to scout for local singles in their area. Americans typically get about one billion colds each year, but this current strain of coronavirus demands that people stay in their home and “shelter in place” as best they can.
There’s this Yiddish proverb that says, “Man plans and God laughs.” The saying points to the volatility of life and how, despite intricate planning, things don’t always pan out as planned. But it there’s one thing Americans seem to be great at planning for, it’s weddings. In the United States, there are 44,230 weddings on average that take place each weekend. In the year 2018, the U.S. wedding industry was worth a mind-boggling $72 billion. It’s safe to say that weddings are big business. Continue reading →
*H-e-l-l-o. Her daughter is getting ready to marry a prince, is it really any surprise Doria Ragland has seen fit to quit her job…now?
Last August Meghan talked to Glamour magazine and described her mom, a social worker and yoga instructor, as a “free spirit!”
“…My mom has always been a free spirit. She’s got dreadlocks and a nose ring. She just ran the LA marathon,” the former Suits actress who will tie the knot with her beloved Prince Harry as the world watches this weekend, said.
According to what a source close to Meghan’s mom told Us Weekly, Ragland, who works with the geriatric community, has been planning to leave her current job for a while now.
?Doria is no longer working at the mental health clinic in the Los Angeles area. It was Doria?s decision to leave.? She has talked about starting her own private practice, focusing on working with elderly patients.” Continue reading →
*Two women nearing their fortieth birthdays marshal their emotional resources built on their decades-long friendship to help them survive their respective devastating tragedies (a dead child, an abandoning husband) in their lives.