After keeping track of these couples and noting which ones ended up getting divorced over the course of the next 14 years, Gottman and Levenson eventually realized something incredibly important: They didn't actually need to note down all that much. In fact, there were just four behaviors that could be used to predict which couples would still be married 14 years later, with 93% accuracy. And the most toxic? contempt How to avoid divorce


I'm an excellent housekeeper. Every time I get a divorce I keep the house. (Zsa Zsa Gabor)

Divorced Barbie - comes with all Ken's stuff

Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries. Ambrose Bierce.

Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.

Just another of our many disagreements. He wants a no-fault divorce, whereas I would prefer to have the bastard crucified.

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Jewish law permits divorce only by mutual consent. 1950 Israeli woman applied for divorce (her husband was always moaning that she hadn't given him any sons), but husband refused. Eventually he was jailed in 1962 as last resort. He stayed there until he died, in 1994, still adamant

BB King and his guitar Lucille:
He was unapologetic about his failed marriages and relationships. "About 15 times, a lady has said, "It's either me or Lucille'. That's why I've had 15 children by 15 women."

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Billionaire Richard Scaife, who worked to have Bill Clinton impeached, has had his own scandalous sex-life smeared across the papers. IT IS the only divorce battle in history to feature the sex life of an American president, a philandering billionaire, a golden labrador named Beauregard and six pairs of vintage British asparagus tongs. Schadenfreud

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"In Detroit, Mrs Van Doren, suing for divorce, complained that her husband a) put all their food in the fridge b) kept it locked c) made her pay for any food she ate d) charged her 3% Michigan sales tax" The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

Glynn Wolfe, a baptist minister and marriage counsellor, has been divorced 28 times. he divorced wife no 23 because she used his toothbrush, and wife no 28 because she ate sunflower seeds in bed. His 29th marriage was to Linda Essex, the world's most divorced (26 times) woman. When she was young, she said "All the boys in the neighbourhood wanted to marry me." By 1997 most of them had. Wolfe died in 1997, aged 88. Heroic Failures

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"I once worked with an attorney who was a criminal lawyer and a divorce lawyer," Sexton says. "He said when he did criminal law, he saw bad people at their best, and when he did divorce law, he saw good people at their worst. I think there's a lot of truth to that . . . In divorce, it's incredibly common to see people destroy their own case, their own children and their own finances in an effort to destroy the other person."


Songs - the poetry of modern life

All my troubles seemed so far away,
Now it looks as though they're here to stay,
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

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I have to say that the law'is quite mad
as it simply don't care who's been good or been bad
When my hubbie ran off with his old college flame
after 35 years was the end of the game.

He took me to court and filed for divorce
My wealth and inheritance divided by force
He took my kids share which they got from their dad
when we parted at the end of the first marriage I had

I've heard people say that the law is an ass
And it certainly seems like this decision was crass
But they change laws at random and you just cannot tell
Will they save you, betray you or just send you to hell.

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No, no divorce