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Marriage Longevity

My parents are celebrating their 42nd wedding anniversary today, and my mother told me that at the wedding, many of the guests came up to them to say the marriage wasn’t likely to survive and they’d be divorced in a couple of years. The kindness and good manners of Soviet people are unparalleled.

The reason for the guests’ scepticism regarding the marriage was that my parents were of different ethnicities and social classes. 

By the way, my mother’s five sisters all married within their ethnicity and social class. All got divorced. 

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  1. Stringer Bell on said:

    Congratulations to your parents!

    “The reason for the guests’ scepticism regarding the marriage was that my parents were of different ethnicities and social classes. ”

    If anything, I think it strengthens the marriage even more when your desire for your partner has to overcome the forces of social norms and customs.

    I was going to write more about it but I just looked up divorce rates among interracial couples in the US and discovered that they’re higher than divorce rates in same-race marriages. So, there goes my hypothesis.

    Congratulations to your parents!

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