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is MFP more important than marriage?

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  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Member Posts: 5,816 Member Member Posts: 5,816 Member
    lorrpb wrote: »
    That’s a horrible thing for a badge to say! It’s true that half of all marriages end in divorce. That means that half don’t and that half accounts for lots of years to balance out the divorces for the average! 42 here and going strong.

    What is horrible? this? - Wow! Seven years. Your community relationships have outlasted most marriages.

    Nah, thought it was mildly amusing, didnt strike me as horrible

    although, as people have pointed out, not strictly accurate.


  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,714 Member Member Posts: 3,714 Member
    lorrpb wrote: »
    That’s a horrible thing for a badge to say! It’s true that half of all marriages end in divorce. That means that half don’t and that half accounts for lots of years to balance out the divorces for the average! 42 here and going strong.

    It's also important to note that half of marriages end in divorce, and not that half the people who get married end up divorced. People who get married and divorced multiple times count multiple times. It's kind of hard to drive up the average in the other direction because you can't get married twice if you don't get divorced, lol.
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Member Posts: 5,816 Member Member Posts: 5,816 Member
    lorrpb wrote: »
    That’s a horrible thing for a badge to say! It’s true that half of all marriages end in divorce. That means that half don’t and that half accounts for lots of years to balance out the divorces for the average! 42 here and going strong.

    It's also important to note that half of marriages end in divorce, and not that half the people who get married end up divorced. People who get married and divorced multiple times count multiple times. It's kind of hard to drive up the average in the other direction because you can't get married twice if you don't get divorced, lol.

    well, yes, you can.

    Widows/widowers can get married twice.

    at any rate, I think we have established statistic is rather misleading already
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Member Posts: 5,816 Member Member Posts: 5,816 Member
    hesn92 wrote: »
    hesn92 wrote: »
    I've been on MFP since 2012 and with my husband since 2008 :) I plan on being his wife until one of us dies.

    Now, seriously, what is there to disagree with?? :s


    and 2 people disagreed with my OP - did they disagree I have been on MFP 7 years or that MFP sent me the message I said they did or that I have really been married 34 years ??????

  • Safari_Gal_Safari_Gal_ Member Posts: 627 Member Member Posts: 627 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:)

    @paperpudding - happy anniversary!

    6 years married here and about the same time off and on MFP!

  • snickerscharliesnickerscharlie Member Posts: 8,569 Member Member Posts: 8,569 Member
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    thank you Carlos - and enjoy parenthood. :)

    (been there, done that x 3 ;) )

    And thank you!!
    Been a long time coming for us so we're pretty stoked.

    This is awesome!!!
  • outdoorsy_eco_minimalistoutdoorsy_eco_minimalist Member Posts: 185 Member Member Posts: 185 Member
    They don't call it the 7 year for nothing.

    My hubby and I are almost 14 years and counting...
  • ilfaithilfaith Member Posts: 16,453 Member Member Posts: 16,453 Member
    My husband and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary this summer. Apparently I joined MFP in 2012, but I thnk it took me a couple of years to actually use it.
  • magnusthenerdmagnusthenerd Member Posts: 1,168 Member Member Posts: 1,168 Member
    End of marriage put me on the path of losing weight. At this point my losing and keep off weight has lasted just a bit longer than the marriage if I got by her moving out / filing and not the added 6 months the courts required.
  • mamadonmamadon Member Posts: 1,420 Member Member Posts: 1,420 Member
    29 years of marriage, 8 years of MFP. Both life changing lol.
  • magnusthenerdmagnusthenerd Member Posts: 1,168 Member Member Posts: 1,168 Member
    I would say yes it most definitely is.

    Combined with your username, this sounds ominous.
  • youngmomtazyoungmomtaz Member Posts: 1,051 Member Member Posts: 1,051 Member
    Married for almost 21 years here. We married young which had people placing bets on how long it would last, had kids young which people also seem to think is weird, and are now the 41yo and 39yo who have free time, get to explore together, and are learning what we want our lives after kids to look like. The transition is coming...
  • wwwtheselion11wwwtheselion11 Member Posts: 422 Member Member Posts: 422 Member
    I broke my marriage off. Do to my ex not caring about my health factor. Was 34 with high cholesterol, at the time i weighed in at 235. Broke it off ,started changing the way i eat, no more ordering food, or going out to fast food. Started working out every day until i saw improvement. Now im at 170. I suggest talking with your love one before making any decisions. Maybe they will get healthy with you. However my ex, told me she likes her men fat/big. I told her that's not me.
  • tbright1965tbright1965 Member, Premium Posts: 845 Member Member, Premium Posts: 845 Member
    My first marriage ended at 7 years when my now ex-wife decided she wanted to sleep with a guy old enough to be her dad.

    Re-married in 2007 and that one seems to have stuck.

    Oddly, I met my first wife at church and my second on-line. One would think the circumstances and results would be the opposite of the reality.
  • Abs_magee89Abs_magee89 Member Posts: 118 Member Member Posts: 118 Member
    Is this where we humble brag? I've been married for 12 years. I have an on and off again relationship with MFP but we are doing good this time around.
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 553 Member Member Posts: 553 Member
    This is an interesting thread. Would I rather count calories to maintain a healthy body or be married.....well, i am single and ready to mingle, although this is the assumption of having one or the other haha. Congrats on the anniversaries though!
    edited April 13
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