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(Huffington Post)   Why do "Red States" have higher divorce rates than "Blue States"? Turns out a shotgun wedding to a teenage babymomma doesn't really set a solid foundation for a lifelong partnership   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 156
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2014-01-24 06:07:55 AM  

Frederick: Wendy's Chili: PunGent: Above average salaries

Yeah, no.

If it weren't for Iowa's recent blueward turn, red states would have a monopoly on shiatty paying jobs.

/it's not a bug, it's a feature

I'm not sure what your point is but Des Moines, Ia. is one of the wealthiest cities in the nation and is fairly representative of all of Iowa.


I only said Mass. had above-average salaries.  Wendy's Chili said "no" and then posted a link that showed Mass. had...above-average salaries.

Still waiting to hear wtf point Chili wanted to make.
 
2014-01-24 08:53:55 AM  

PunGent: Frederick: Wendy's Chili: PunGent: Above average salaries

Yeah, no.

If it weren't for Iowa's recent blueward turn, red states would have a monopoly on shiatty paying jobs.

/it's not a bug, it's a feature

I'm not sure what your point is but Des Moines, Ia. is one of the wealthiest cities in the nation and is fairly representative of all of Iowa.

I only said Mass. had above-average salaries.  Wendy's Chili said "no" and then posted a link that showed Mass. had...above-average salaries.

Still waiting to hear wtf point Chili wanted to make.


You never said anything about Massachusetts. I assumed you were talking about the topic of the thread.
 
2014-01-24 09:23:44 AM  

Wendy's Chili: PunGent: Frederick: Wendy's Chili: PunGent: Above average salaries

Yeah, no.

If it weren't for Iowa's recent blueward turn, red states would have a monopoly on shiatty paying jobs.

/it's not a bug, it's a feature

I'm not sure what your point is but Des Moines, Ia. is one of the wealthiest cities in the nation and is fairly representative of all of Iowa.

I only said Mass. had above-average salaries.  Wendy's Chili said "no" and then posted a link that showed Mass. had...above-average salaries.

Still waiting to hear wtf point Chili wanted to make.

You never said anything about Massachusetts. I assumed you were talking about the topic of the thread.


Ah, I think I see the problem; you only quoted my response to JesusJuice, not the "point" he was trying to make about Mass.  THAT was what I was rebutting way up there.
 
2014-01-24 08:50:53 PM  
Having grown up in a red state with a family heavily involved in a Protestant church, I can tell you... That shotgun wedding reference isn't too far-fetched. If you got pregnant, you either took care of it VERY quietly or got married to preserve your reputation. Having a child out of wedlock just won't do. There's also the whole "get married to have sex" thing that some folks do. And godly, monogamous marriage relationships where both partners waited and did not cohabitate beforehand are presented as a fairy tale. A lot of kids go into marriage with that expectation, and boy do they get a wake-up call.

Sex and babies are two of the worst reasons to get married, and even if you get married for the right reasons, you have to have realistic expectations. Sex isn't everything, and if it is everything to you, you're going to be disappointed. Marriage isn't for sex, though if you find the right person, the sex is a bonus, but there are a number of different ways in which happily married couples approach the matter-- some of which include sex with other people.

Marriage is about finding a partner for the rest of your life, and I mean "partner" in every sense of the word. Whatever one of you faces, the other is always going to be there to equally deal with that situation. You're a team.  If one of you is doing everything, then the other one isn't necessary. You will also have problems, and you'll argue about stupid shiat, like which theoretical features cell phone carriers should add to their plans. You'll have moments where you get sick of looking at each other and just want to be left alone. But at the end of the day, you know that you and this other person make an amazing team, and you're just better together.

If you don't have that, do not get married.
 
2014-01-24 08:57:38 PM  

supayoda: Marriage is about finding a partner for the rest of your life, and I mean "partner" in every sense of the word. Whatever one of you faces, the other is always going to be there to equally deal with that situation. You're a team. If one of you is doing everything, then the other one isn't necessary. You will also have problems, and you'll argue about stupid shiat, like which theoretical features cell phone carriers should add to their plans. You'll have moments where you get sick of looking at each other and just want to be left alone. But at the end of the day, you know that you and this other person make an amazing team, and you're just better together.


It's a cooperative game of the two of you against the world.  If you go into it thinking the opposition is the other half of the marriage, do everyone a favour and stay single.

/I don't mean you, supayoda, obviously, I was just embellishing your point
 
2014-01-24 11:08:15 PM  

eggrolls: special20: InterruptingQuirk: what_now: Massachusetts, the first to legalize gay marriage, has the lowest divorce rate.

All the people who got married there went back their home state and can't get divorced there.

I was going to say something very similar, but I only know two couples from "Mass" that got divorced in another state. I wanted to hold out until I knew one more couple before I correlated that metric.

Gay couples who 'got married' in Mass & then 'went back to their home state'...aren't married. There's a residency requirement, for starters. Civil ceremonies in p-Town while on vacation aren't legally binding. Gay marriages still aren't recognized in over 30 states, and are therefore not included in marriage OR divorce statistics. Try again.


You presumed I was talking of same sex marriages? Please, you may try again instead.
 
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