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    Health officials say nearly 1 in 4 babies are born to unmarried couples who are living together, a significant jump from a decade ago.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/0...#ixzz1rqusE7cu
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    About 23 percent of the reported births were to unmarried heterosexual couples who were living together when the child was born. That was up from 14 percent when a similar study was done in 2002.

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    There will come a day when marriage itself will become merely an old tradition practiced by some families. That is not a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    There will come a day when marriage itself will become merely an old tradition practiced by some families. That is not a good thing.
    Someday? One out of every two marriages ends in divorce. What's the difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Someday? One out of every two marriages ends in divorce. What's the difference?
    Nowadays it's traditional to have a practice marriage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Nowadays it's traditional to have a practice marriage.
    I have long theorized that the reason my parents' marriage was so good and enduring was because both had been married before (one divorced, one widowed).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Someday? One out of every two marriages ends in divorce. What's the difference?
    I see a difference. There will come a day when people will no longer even try to form a nuclear family. That is a bad thing because living with someone long term teaches you to allow for others' mistakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    I see a difference. There will come a day when people will no longer even try to form a nuclear family. That is a bad thing because living with someone long term teaches you to allow for others' mistakes.
    Every single parent that I know personally is raising his or her child in the extended family. What I find much more disturbing are the "nuclear families" in which the children barely know their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My niece went to school with kids whose grandparents were visitors in their lives, rather than being a part of their lives. I have met grandparents who proudly proclaim (and this sounds so trashy, if they could only hear themselves) "I don't babysit. I raised my kids and they can raise theirs."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Every single parent that I know personally is raising his or her child in the extended family. What I find much more disturbing are the "nuclear families" in which the children barely know their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My niece went to school with kids whose grandparents were visitors in their lives, rather than being a part of their lives. I have met grandparents who proudly proclaim (and this sounds so trashy, if they could only hear themselves) "I don't babysit. I raised my kids and they can raise theirs."
    My coworker resents her mother who had that belief system. She got divorced when her 3 children were very young, (her husband was abusive) but her mother refused to help her. She still harbors resentment towards her to this day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Someday? One out of every two marriages ends in divorce. What's the difference?
    '1 Of 2 Couples Will Divorce' Is Wrong

    August 12, 1993

    I HEARD it a few days ago on a talk show: ''One out of every two marriages is ending in divorce.'' I read the same statement in an article by a family therapist. You can hear it used over and over, as I have for too many years to remember.

    Early on, I learned that it simply was not true. In fact, it is a lie on unsuspecting people. These critics are taking a statistical tool and turning the results into a factual situation. The tool is to compare each year the number of marriages to the number of divorces, thus arriving at a method to determine if the marriage/divorce situation is improving or worsening.
    I have no idea whether it's true or not. But for almost 20 years (maybe longer) we're still stuck on the 1 in 2 thing.

    Empirically speaking...I put it about 1 in 10.
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    That statistic really puts a bad light on society and doesn't bode well for the traditional family unit. I firmly believe that with the demise of the family will come the demise of civil society.

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