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is MFP more important than marriage?

paperpuddingpaperpudding Posts: 5,390Member Member Posts: 5,390Member Member
well, not really a debate (I hope! :o )

Today is my wedding anniversary and coincidentally I recieved this message from MFP on receiving my 7 year MFP poster badge: Wow! Seven years. Your community relationships have outlasted most marriages.

Do most marriages really last less than 7 years these days?? (or was that exagerated hyperbole??)

Mine has so far lasted for 34 .

#humblebrag ;):Do:)
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  • TheresaEdwardsmfpTheresaEdwardsmfp Posts: 64Member Member Posts: 64Member Member
    I'm 17 yrs and counting.... To be fair, not even counting. 😂😂😂
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Posts: 1,267Member Member Posts: 1,267Member Member
    17 years for me, too! But to be fair, my husband and I work so much that it’s kind of like dog years. I haven’t seen him in 10 days, and we will celebrate Valentines Day this year by each working a 15-hour day. :(
    But I guess that’s why our marriage works...if one of us had a regular 5-day, 40-hour work week, there would be problems.
  • ButtermelloButtermello Posts: 81Member Member Posts: 81Member Member
    Unfortunately, most marriages last less than 7 years. We are currently at 13 years married (18 together).
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Posts: 5,390Member Member Posts: 5,390Member Member
    Gisel2015 wrote: »
    It will be 54 years for me and my husband in a couple of months <3 . I don't think that MFP was around in mid 60s, and not many of the present members either :D .

    oh wow, you win!! <3<3

    I was around in mid 60's but only a little tacker, born in 1963.

  • snowflake954snowflake954 Posts: 4,367Member Member Posts: 4,367Member Member
    I'll be here 7 years next week and have been married for 34 years this May. Are we twins?
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 37,599Member Member Posts: 37,599Member Member
    well, not really a debate (I hope! :o )

    Today is my wedding anniversary and coincidentally I recieved this message from MFP on receiving my 7 year MFP poster badge: Wow! Seven years. Your community relationships have outlasted most marriages.

    Do most marriages really last less than 7 years these days?? (or was that exagerated hyperbole??)

    Mine has so far lasted for 34 .

    #humblebrag ;):Do:)

    I think it's marriages that end in divorce on average last 7 years or less...so not really most marriages...just those that end in divorce.

    Wife and I have been married for 14 years going on 15 in August. Unfortunately, many of our friends are divorced...there's only one couple of all of the people we hang with that are still together.
  • seltzermint555seltzermint555 Posts: 10,219Member Member Posts: 10,219Member Member
    My first marriage was a couple months short of 10 years.
    My second is almost at 7 right now and no signs of declining thankfully <3 Hoping for many many more!

    My friends are a mix...in our forties, most have been married for 15+ years or their marriages failed after less than 5 years.
  • vollkornbloedchenvollkornbloedchen Posts: 1,848Member Member Posts: 1,848Member Member
    https://de.statista.com/statistik/daten/studie/1346/umfrage/anzahl-der-geschiedenen-ehen-nach-ehedauer/

    The chart shows divorces after x years of marriage for Germany.
    I'm quite sure that such statistics exist for USA too.

    So, for Germany, most marriages last longer than 7 years
    What I found interesting is the high rate of divorced "long-term-marriages".
    Possibly because their modus-operandi (raise the kids) became obsolete?


    Edit:
    For me it's 24 years and counting ...
    edited February 9
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