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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 05:05 PM Jul 2021

How many times have you been married? [View all]

After steadily rising for decades, overall divorce rates in the United States hit a 50-year low in 2019. While marriage advocates are celebrating the decline in broken unions, their joy may be short-lived.

Divorce rates are expected to spike again in the aftermath of the pandemic. After spending 24/7 together — with little outside social contact coupled with the financial, emotional and physical stress of the pandemic — some couples are taking a hard look at their marriage. For certain empty-nesters, the pandemic was a preview of what retirement with their spouse might look like, and they didn’t like what they saw.


POLL QUESTION: How many times have you been married?
67 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
10 (15%)
Once. Still married.
33 (49%)
Once. Now divorced / widowed.
10 (15%)
Twice. Still married.
8 (12%)
Twice. Now divorced / widowed.
5 (7%)
Three times. Still married.
1 (1%)
Three times. Now divorced / widowed.
0 (0%)
Four times. Still married.
0 (0%)
Four times. Now divorced / widowed.
0 (0%)
I'm kinda like Elizabeth Taylor... I stopped counting at five.
0 (0%)
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Once. Now widowed - not included on the list MaryMagdaline Jul 2021 #1
Same here wryter2000 Jul 2021 #6
Greetings MaryMagdaline Jul 2021 #8
Same Revanchist Jul 2021 #14
... NurseJackie Jul 2021 #19
Thanks for commenting... I updated the choices. NurseJackie Jul 2021 #32
Thank you. MaryMagdaline Jul 2021 #52
Age 59, never, and almost certainly never will be. Dial H For Hero Jul 2021 #2
I have a few friends that are perfectly happy being single. NurseJackie Jul 2021 #45
I love the freedom I have. I'm sorry for my husband. He absolutely MaryMagdaline Jul 2021 #55
I got married for the first time at age 63 Poiuyt Jul 2021 #60
Once, now widowed n/t wryter2000 Jul 2021 #3
Once ProfessorGAC Jul 2021 #4
Widowed. No category listed. brush Jul 2021 #5
will be celebrating our 41st in December. Just gets better and better! NewHendoLib Jul 2021 #7
48 years and counting. Vinca Jul 2021 #9
Three years behind you Maeve Jul 2021 #58
never been married . AllaN01Bear Jul 2021 #10
Twice: divorced once then widowed. mnhtnbb Jul 2021 #11
Once. Raftergirl Jul 2021 #12
We'll hit 32 in December! Bettie Jul 2021 #46
Just once Trailrider1951 Jul 2021 #13
Twice and frigging never again lunatica Jul 2021 #15
Many people feel the way you do. I know a few who thrive alone... NurseJackie Jul 2021 #20
I've actually become somewhat of a hermit lunatica Jul 2021 #25
Twice dweller Jul 2021 #16
in April keithsw Jul 2021 #17
Once. Married a woman who turned out to be... Buckeye_Democrat Jul 2021 #18
Yikes! NurseJackie Jul 2021 #21
I honestly didn't know until AFTER I divorced her. Buckeye_Democrat Jul 2021 #26
My first marriage was to an abusive alcoholic... NurseJackie Jul 2021 #33
Wow! Double-yikes from your story! Buckeye_Democrat Jul 2021 #36
We'd make for a couple of Jerry Springer episodes. NurseJackie Jul 2021 #38
LOL, that's how it felt! Buckeye_Democrat Jul 2021 #41
Once 37 years. Throck Jul 2021 #22
You rock! NurseJackie Jul 2021 #23
I also cook. Throck Jul 2021 #50
56 years married. First and only. Srkdqltr Jul 2021 #24
Once burned, twice shy. bluedigger Jul 2021 #27
... NurseJackie Jul 2021 #39
Our 40th anniversary is on 9/11. n/t Ms. Toad Jul 2021 #28
My sister's birthday is on 9/11... NurseJackie Jul 2021 #40
Twice liberaltrucker Jul 2021 #29
Sorry. NurseJackie Jul 2021 #42
Retired OTR trucker. liberaltrucker Jul 2021 #44
Married once and widowed once. arthritisR_US Jul 2021 #30
... NurseJackie Jul 2021 #43
You're such a dear heart, thank you luv😘 arthritisR_US Jul 2021 #57
once, and looking at our 37th next month yonder Jul 2021 #31
Yes you are! Congrats! NurseJackie Jul 2021 #34
I'm a boring monogamous person 30+ years with adult children. hunter Jul 2021 #35
For years... YEARS!!... I had PTSD (and nightmares) about my abuser. NurseJackie Jul 2021 #37
Took me a while to forgive my naive young self... hunter Jul 2021 #49
Married once, almost 48 years ago. Only had one fight so far... Talitha Jul 2021 #47
Not bad! You have a lot to be proud of... NurseJackie Jul 2021 #48
We usually forget what we were fighting about. Throck Jul 2021 #51
Married twice, divorced twice. Decided I'm not very good at it...nt Wounded Bear Jul 2021 #53
Only married once to my true soul mate, MarineCombatEngineer Jul 2021 #54
Once. Widowed in 2002. MerryBlooms Jul 2021 #56
Once, still married. Will be 33 years in October Danmel Jul 2021 #59
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