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  • 99-year-old man divorces wife after discovering she had an affair SIXTY years ago

    12/29/2011 6:01:55 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 29, 2011 | Nick Pisa
    A furious 99 year old man is divorcing his wife of 77 years after he discovered she had an affair more than 60 years ago. The couple, who have been identified only as Antonio and Rosa, have both consulted lawyers and the first hearing in the case is due to take place in March. Jealous father-of-five Antonio saw red after he discovered dust covered romantic letters from his wife to her secret lover during a clear out of their apartment in Rome. The couple had tied the knot in Naples in 1934, where Antonio had met Rosa after he had...
  • Mel Gibson Divorce Done: Wife Gets More Than $400 Million

    12/27/2011 7:22:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/27/2011
    LOS ANGELES — A judge on Friday approved a divorce settlement between actor Mel Gibson and his estranged wife Robyn, ending their 31 years of marriage. Robyn, Gibson's wife of nearly 30 years and the mother of their seven children, is walking away with half his fortune, once estimated to be as high as $850 million (according to the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2006) in what is considered the biggest divorce payout in Hollywood history. Because the couple didn't have a prenuptial agreement, Robyn, 55, was legally entitled to half of everything he earned during their marriage, People magazine...
  • Study: young couples not marrying due to fear of divorce

    12/20/2011 6:17:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 65 replies
    ITHACA, N.Y. December 20, 2011 ( - A study conducted at Cornell University has found that young couples are not marrying because they fear the ravages of divorce. The study, “The Specter of Divorce: Views from Working and Middle-Class Cohabitors,” is published in the journal Family Relations (December 2011) and is co-authored by Sharon Sassler, Cornell professor of policy analysis and management, and Dela Kusi-Appouh, a Cornell doctoral student in the field of development sociology. “Young Americans increasingly express apprehension about their ability to successfully manage intimate relationships. Partially in response, cohabitation has become normative over the past few decades,”...
  • Kobe Bryant's cheating led to divorce filing: report (Tiger is off the hook?)

    12/19/2011 6:47:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/18/11 | Daniel Frankel
    Kobe Bryant's cheating led to divorce filing: reportBy Daniel Frankel | Reuters – 17 hrs ago LOS ANGELES ( - Tiger Woods, you're finally off the hook. TMZ reported on Sunday morning that Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant cheated multiple times with multiple partners on his wife of more than a decade -- events that led to Vanessa Bryant's surprise divorce filing in an Orange County, Calif., court Friday. Of course, if this is true, Bryant -- whose public approval rating has vacillated wildly over the years from boy wonder to unlikable cad to uber-determined workaholic -- will likely...
  • Why young couples aren't getting married -- they fear the ravages of divorce

    12/18/2011 5:30:43 AM PST · by decimon · 118 replies
    Cornell University ^ | December 18, 2011
    With the share of married adults at an all-time low in the United States, new research by demographers at Cornell University and the University of Central Oklahoma unveils clues why couples don't get married – they fear divorce. Among cohabitating couples, more than two-thirds of the study's respondents admitted to concerns about dealing with the social, legal, emotional and economic consequences of a possible divorce.
  • Beijing censors cracking down on TV commercials

    12/15/2011 5:04:48 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 12/15/2011 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    Authorities in Xiamen, Fujian are considering hiring Taiwan residents for government jobs. “We could do some trials to have Taiwan residents in our civil service. The positions that might be those that have to do with economic and cultural exchanges between Xiamen and Taiwan,” said Yu Weiguo, Xiamen’s Communist Party chief. In March, Xiamen opened six positions at hospitals and schools to Taiwan residents who obtain a masters degree from a mainland university. Other cities in Fujian, such as Pingtan Island, are also looking to include Taiwan residents in their civil service and manage social and public affairs, according to...
  • Black rugby player assaulted for ‘invading Boer territory’

    12/10/2011 2:03:50 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    Informante ^ | Wednesday, 09 November 2011 | Edson Haufiku
    Jemeneus Paavo, an 18 year-old black rugby player of the Windhoek Rugby Club (WRC), was assaulted in Windhoek’s Southern Industrial suburb last week Friday, after being questioned on why he was present at “Kieppies”, a bar widely perceived as a ‘place for whites only’.
  • Mother Loses Support, Custody for Interfering With Father's Rights

    12/08/2011 7:59:52 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | 12/09/11 | John Caher
    A mother who "deliberately and unjustifiably frustrated" a father's attempts to visit his child was appropriately stripped of child support and primary custody, an appellate panel in Albany has held. The Appellate Division, Third Department, unanimously affirmed a Schuyler County Family Court judge in a case where the custodial mother had repeatedly hindered her estranged husband's efforts to establish relations with his daughter, even though the father made no attempt to enforce his visitation rights for six years. Luke v. Luke, 510880, centers on a child born in 2001 to Melvin W. and Heidi L. Luke. The Lukes, who are...
  • UN: Israel Discriminates Against Divorced Fathers, Children

    12/06/2011 2:43:00 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | December 6, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    UN: Israel Discriminates Against Divorced Fathers, ChildrenBy Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York, New York --- December 6, 2011 .... The UN, which has a long, documented history for bashing Israel at almost each and every opportunity, has come out today on behalf of divorced fathers and their children in Israel. It is unfortunate that thousands of loving, caring and responsible dads in Israel had to go to the UN and illustrate how blatant gender bias discrimination is under Israel law. The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has declared that Israel discriminates against divorced fathers. That...
  • Frenchman ordered to pay wife damages for lack of sex

    12/05/2011 8:10:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 5, 2011 | Our Foreign Staff
    A Frenchman has been ordered to pay his ex-wife £8,500 in damages for failing to have enough sex with her during their marriage. The 51-year-old man was fined under article 215 of France’s civil code, which states married couples must agree to a “shared communal life”. A judge has now ruled that this law implies that “sexual relations must form part of a marriage”. The rare legal decision came after the wife filed for divorce two years ago, blaming the break-up on her husband’s lack of activity in the bedroom. A judge in Nice, southern France, then granted the divorce...
  • Allowing Saudi Women to Drive Would Lead to ‘Surge in Prostitution…Homosexuality & Divorce

    12/02/2011 3:23:44 PM PST · by TheDailyChange · 28 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 11022011 | Billy Hallowell
    "In 2011, some brave Saudi Arabian women put up a fight over the ongoing driving ban that exists in the Middle Eastern country, but their battle is far from over. Now, religious scholars from Saudi Arabia’s highest authority on Islam are claiming that allowing women to drive would lead to further “moral decline.”
  • Hulk Hogan’s Divorce Details Go Public (ex-wife gets 70%)

    11/24/2011 11:52:22 AM PST · by Drew68 · 51 replies
    Yahoo TV ^ | 23 Nov 2011 | Mike Krumboltz
    Details surrounding the divorce settlement between Terry Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, and ex-wife Linda Bollea have surfaced in an article in the St. Petersburg Times. The two were divorced in 2009, but specifics of their financial settlement were unknown until now. So much for 50/50. Linda Bollea received more than 70% of the couple's liquid assets. But the pain doesn't stop there for the Hulkster. His ex also received a 40% ownership stake in Hulk's companies. Plus, she received a $3 million property settlement (more on that below). The St. Petersberg Times writes that "the confidential financial settlement...
  • Golden Oldies: Newt and the “cancer bed divorce” myth

    11/19/2011 8:24:03 AM PST · by TBBT · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/19/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    With Newt Gingrich continuing to surge in the polls, plenty of stories are bubbling to the surface, including things from the distant past. And let’s face it… Newt has been knocking around US politics for an awfully long time, with tales of many of his exploits being told and retold until they pass into legend. Of course, you know what they say about legends. [countable] an old story about famous people and events in the past. Legends are not usually true One of the more nasty ones is the persistent tale of how Newt went to see his wife as...
  • Newt’s daughter’s non-denial denial of Gingrich confronting 1st wife in hospital over divorce

    11/14/2011 2:20:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    America Blog ^ | 11/4/2011 | John Aravosis
    #fullpost{display:inline;}The fruit doesn't fall far. Newt Gingrich's daughter from his first marriage (he's had 3 marriages) claimed she wanted to "correct the record" earlier this year when she published an article denying that Newt served his first wife divorce papers RIGHT BEFORE SHE DIED. And the Washington Examiner picked the story up again two days ago, claiming that the daughter has now denied the story, thus supposedly showing that it's not true. But of course, she denied something that wasn't even the story. The story wasn't that mom was dying. The story was that Gingrich confronted his wife about...
  • Can't Buy Me Love: Study Shows Materialistic Couples Have More Money and More Problems

    10/14/2011 12:33:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 10/13/11
    Can't Buy Me Love: Study Shows Materialistic Couples Have More Money and More Problems ScienceDaily (Oct. 13, 2011) — New research to be published Oct. 13 confirms The Beatles' lyrical hypothesis and finds that "the kind of thing that money just can't buy" is a happy and stable marriage. Scholars at Brigham Young University studied 1,734 married couples across the United States. Each couple completed a relationship evaluation, part of which asked how much they value "having money and lots of things." The researchers' statistical analysis showed that couples who say money is not important to them score about 10...
  • Mexico City considers 2-year marriage licence

    09/30/2011 10:55:27 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 12 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 30, 2011 | World News
    Lawmakers in Mexico City are proposing a new marriage licence that would allow couples to split after a two-year trial rather than go through the lengthier divorce process. Instead of the traditional 'till death to us part,' couples would be able to opt for temporary commitments, test out married life, and then renew their licenses indefinitely if they are still devoted to their chosen spouse. The proposed law would not help those with morning-after regrets. Couples who want to dissolve the marriage before two years would have to go through regular divorce proceedings. "Two years is the minimum amount of...
  • Ashton And Demi Might Be Splitting -- Or They Might Be Using Twitter To Pull A Publicity Stunt

    09/29/2011 5:07:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/29/2011 | Megan Angelo
    Dominating the rumor mill this week: the alleged impending divorce of Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. The tabloid tale has played out in the typical way: things were jumpstarted by a screaming Star cover (Star has long been on Kutcher's tail), TMZ dug up some relevant pics, and the Internet at large jumped on the bandwagon. The classic age-gap couple has been plagued by this kind of stuff before. At this round's outset, there was no reason to believe Moore or Kutcher were planting or fueling the rumor. And maybe they aren't. But for whatever reason, they're now deliberately keeping...
  • Televangelist Pat Robertson Turns Against Biblical Marriage Vows

    09/18/2011 8:22:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | September 17, 2011 | Giacomo
    Long time televangelist and former presidential candidate Pat Robertson stunned the conservative Christian world on Tuesday when he said that it would be okay for man to divorce his wife who has Alzheimer’s. During the Tuesday broadcast of the 700 Club, Robertson was responding to a question he received from a viewer. In his response, Robertson said that people with Alzheimer’s are ‘walking dead’ who in his opinion would make it acceptable for a spouse to seek a divorce. One has to wonder if Robertson would feel the same way if he were the one with Alzheimer’s who was being...
  • Robertson: Divorce Your Wife With Alzheimer's

    09/15/2011 11:20:05 AM PDT · by Sopater · 131 replies
    The Church Report ^ | Thursday, September 15, 2011
    Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson told his "700 Club" viewers that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer's is justifiable because the disease is "a kind of death." During the portion of the show where the one-time Republican presidential candidate takes questions from viewers, Robertson was asked what advice a man should give to a friend who began seeing another woman after his wife started suffering from the incurable neurological disorder. "I know it sounds cruel, but if he's going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over again, but make sure she has custodial care and somebody looking after...
  • Pat Robertson: Divorce OK over Alzheimer's

    09/15/2011 5:07:38 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 132 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | September 14, 2011 | AP
    Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson told his "700 Club" viewers that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer's is justifiable because the disease is "a kind of death." During the portion of the show where the one-time Republican presidential candidate takes questions from viewers, Robertson was asked what advice a man should give to a friend who began seeing another woman after his wife started suffering from the incurable neurological disorder.
  • Oregon woman loses fight to keep sons from home of child killer

    08/30/2011 11:57:40 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 9 replies
      She was a Brownie troop leader, a room mother, a Sunday school teacher and almost the definition of an Orange County soccer mom -- until she shot her two small daughters to death in 1991 while they slept in their home in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Kristine Cushing, then 39, said she was the victim of anti-depression medication, a debilitating heart condition and worry over the impending dissolution of her 17-year marriage to former Marine Corps fighter pilot John Cushing Jr. when she shot her daughters, ages 4 and 8, and then attempted to kill herself. She was found not...
  • Divorce

    08/06/2011 1:10:35 PM PDT · by knarf · 12 replies
    e-mail | unknown | unknown
    I received this today and was told it has been around a while and that a college student wrote it.
  • Marital Criticism and Pessimism

    08/03/2011 11:08:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | August 2, 2011 | Rebecca Hagelin
    "He's a good dad to our kids, but was always criticizing me," Terry complained. "I couldn't do anything right, in his mind at least. Thirteen years was enough. I figured it would only get worse, so I left." Like most marriages that end in divorce, Terry's marriage began happily enough. And it ended not because of a serious transgression like adultery, abuse, or substance use, but because the couple's personal relationship deteriorated and they gave up. They gave in to two marriage-killing habits: criticism and pessimism. A number of years ago, marriage expert John Gottman identified four relationship patterns that...
  • Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Split (It's over after 7 years)

    07/15/2011 6:33:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    People ^ | 07/15/2011
    After seven years of marriage, it's over for Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. "We have decided to end our marriage," they tell PEOPLE in a joint statement. "This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters." "It is a painful time for all involved," the statement continues, "and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time." Lopez, 41, and Anthony, 42, wed in June 2004 in a casual – and secret – ceremony at Lopez's Beverly Hills home.
  • Baby boomers: the consciousness movement

    07/11/2011 6:57:09 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 56 replies
    Wthr ^ | 7.11.11
    INDIANAPOLIS - This week on Eyewitness News, we begin what we call the Generations Project. All this week, we will look at baby boomers. If you are one, you may learn something about yourself. If you're not, perhaps you will recognize characteristics in someone you know. Either way, we hope it will lead us all to a better understanding of each other. We've all heard the term "baby boomer." But who fits into the generation? Baby boomers were born from 1946 to 1964. Their age today is 47 to 65. Like every generation, boomers have unique characteristics and values that...
  • The Voters Divorce Agreement

    07/11/2011 6:42:12 AM PDT · by econjack · 29 replies
    email | 7/11/2011 | John J. Wall
    LOVE this!!! The person who wrote this is a college student. Perhaps there is hope for us after all. DIVORCE AGREEMENT THIS IS SO INCREDIBLY WELL PUT AND I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE IT'S BY A YOUNG PERSON, A STUDENT!!! WHATEVER HE RUNS FOR, I'LL VOTE FOR HIM. Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al: We have stuck together since the late 1950's for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years...
  • Polygamy was no Mormon harem, but it tore at marriages and hearts

    07/02/2011 6:05:43 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | June 29, 2011 | Doug Gibson
    (To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here) I spent some time re-reading the late Richard S. Van Wagoner’s excellent book, “Mormon Polygamy: A History.” The 19th century tales of harems and never-ending teenage-girl hunting were, of course, lies to excite Eastern U.S. readers. Polygamy was a contradictory doctrine, and extremely dysfunctional. Brigham Young once said that he wished it wasn’t a doctrine, but later also raged that those who disbelieved in polygamy — and even monogomous LDS men — were in danger of damnation. And polygamy led to divorce among LDS elite leaders in numbers...
  • Maria Shriver Files for Divorce from Arnold

    07/01/2011 4:30:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    TMZ ^ | 07/01/2011 | The Staff
    TMZ has learned Maria Shriver has pulled the trigger on her marriage ... she just filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger ... and we've learned, there is NO PRENUP. In the divorce petition, obtained by TMZ, Shriver cites "irreconcilable differences" as her reason for ending the 25-year marriage. Shriver is asking for spousal support and wants the judge to deny Arnold the right to ask for support for himself-- though it's highly unlikely he would. Shriver is asking for joint custody of their minor children, who she names in the document as 17-year-old "Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger" and 13-year-old "Christopher...
  • Billboard's Owner Seeks to Put an End to ‘Permanent Alimony'

    06/26/2011 2:10:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Ledger ^ | Saturday, June 25, 2011 | Gary White
    Drivers in Polk County are used to seeing roadside billboards promoting the Florida Lottery. One is a bit different. There's a small billboard on State Road 60 near Lake Wales bringing attention to what the sign's owner calls "the alimony lottery." The 4-foot-by-8-foot sign, which Steve Hoye erected last year on his property about a mile west of U.S. 27, broadcasts the message: "STOP PERMANENT ALIMONY." It provides contact information for Florida Alimony Reform Inc., a group that promotes changes to the state's alimony laws. Hoye, who said his ex-wife initiated a divorce that became final in 2007, said he...
  • Police Blotter: Woman Reports Assault ( Oh this one is a doozy!)

    06/24/2011 8:26:30 PM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 79 replies
    Grosse Pointe Patch ^ | 6-24-2011 | Sara Eaton Martin
    Police Blotter: Woman Reports Assault The following information was gathered from the public safety departments of the Grosse Pointes. Arrests do not indicate conviction. A 57-year-old Grosse Pointe Farms woman reported being assaulted by a man she previously had sex with after he returned to her house on another day asking to have sex again. The woman reported the assault June 21 about 11:40 p.m., about half an hour after her husband found out about the assault. Detectives took pictures of the woman's arms, chest, legs and back. The assault happened days earlier. The woman told police she had sex...
  • Carer of 92-Year-Old Ordered to Leave House for Estranged Wife

    06/23/2011 12:22:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Scotsman ^ | 6/23/2011 | John Ross
    A HOMEOWNER has been ordered to leave the house where he was caring for his 92-year-old mother to allow his estranged wife to move back in. Angus and Barbara Ann Fraser are fighting a legal battle over the home in the Lochaber village of Caol. Mrs Fraser, 61, left the house the couple shared with her mother-in-law Elizabeth nine weeks ago when the pair separated, but then began a legaADVERTISEMENT l move at Fort William Sheriff Court to return to live there. Sheriff Douglas Small has granted an interim exclusion order against Mr Fraser, 54, banning him from the house...
  • Newt's one-man RLC show

    06/16/2011 10:47:12 PM PDT · by jageorge72 · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 06/16/11 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    No longer constrained by campaign advisers who insisted on such conventions as “message discipline,” Gingrich fulminated against President Obama, the news media, activist judges and assorted other liberal bogeymen for 41 minutes here Thursday night. It was classic Newt – slashing attacks, an array of ideas, and a few plugs for his website. All jumbled together with little cohesion. The former speaker, it seems, is very much enjoying the post-consultant phase of his candidacy. Read more:
  • Love for Israel Relief Fund Announces Plan to Help Rescue Israel's Collapsed Welfare System

    06/12/2011 11:51:15 PM PDT · by Love for Israel · 6 replies
    PRNewswire ^ | 13 June 2011 | R. David Weisskopf
    JERUSALEM, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Love for Israel Relief Fund published a proposal on its web site calling for outsourced welfare services. According to the proposal, outsourcing services saved the welfare system in Illinois and will also rescue Israel's failed welfare system. The state-run infrastructure has reached a boiling point after government-employed social workers went on strike in March and returned to work only to be dragged before the UN Human Rights Counsel on human rights violations which have been mounting against them for years. The Love for Israel Relief Fund decided to take immediate action after...
  • Fathers File Petition Against Israel in UNHRC

    06/11/2011 9:10:40 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 16 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | June 2011 | Ruth Eglash
    Fathers File Petition Against Israel in UNHRC Jerusalem --- Five fathers who feel they have been systematically denied their basic human rights by the Israeli authorities and the justice system during long and drawn-out custody battles with the mothers of their children filed a petition with the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday against the State of Israel. The five individual complaints, which all detail years of court rulings and decisions by the authorities to deny or limit the fathers’ access to their children, were filed collectively by the Coalition for Children and Family Israel (CCF), a non-profit organization...
  • Exclusive: Weiner's Messages to Teenage Girl in Delaware Draw Police Attention

    06/10/2011 3:04:59 PM PDT · by macquire · 281 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 10, 2011 | Jana Winter
    DEVELOPING: NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner. Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl's home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl's mother about the daughter's contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later. A reporter was at the home when the police arrived. The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, told, "I'm...
  • If a woman makes more money, should she pay ‘manimony’?

    05/26/2011 11:26:00 AM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 19 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 26, 2011 | Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
    The other day a friend was telling me about her friend that quit her high-paying marketing job because she absolutely refused to pay her lazy husband alimony after finally kicking him out of the house. Then last night I ran across this story on The Huffington Post examining if it’s fair for women who make more money not to pay alimony or manimony as they are dubbing it? Why should it be any different than when a man makes more and divorces? From The Huffington Post: “There really are two valid sides to this argument. If you think about it,...
  • Ann Coulter: WHY LARRY KING WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT ("I want out")

    05/25/2011 2:35:17 PM PDT · by Syncro · 40 replies · 1+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | May 25, 2011 | Ann Coulter
       WHY LARRY KING WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENTMay 25, 2011 Like would-be yentas trying to set you up on dates with their divorced friends, the political class is constantly trying to foist divorced candidates on the Republican Party, authoritatively assuring us that Americans don't have a problem with divorce anymore. Let's examine the truth of that claim. Inasmuch as no serious Republican candidate for president is currently divorced, the facts can be considered without violating the 11th Commandment to never speak ill of a fellow Republican. (That's unless you consider Newt Gingrich a serious candidate, which I don't -- although...
  • Why Maria Shriver Should Take Arnold Schwarzenegger Back

    05/19/2011 1:44:01 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 55 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | May 19, 2011 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    After 25 years of marriage we learned last week that Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenneger are separating. Now, this week, we have heard the revelations that the former California governor fathered a child with a household employee over a decade ago. As surprising as this news is to some, I doubt it can come as a complete shock to Ms. Shriver and I believe it need not signal the end of her marriage. Infidelity on the part of a husband or wife is not a reason to erase one's marital vows. In fact, in the aftermath of an affair, even...
  • They Say Marriage is a Dying Institution: What's Really Dying is Love

    05/10/2011 7:59:51 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 53 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/10/2011 | Jennifer Hartline
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Catholic Online) - The pronouncement came from actress Cameron Diaz and psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow last week: marriage is a dying institution. It is an old tradition that has now overstayed its welcome and should be thrown out the back door. It doesn't suit us or our world any longer. So they say.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver separate after 25 years of marriage

    05/09/2011 9:26:14 PM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-10-2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver have announced they are separating after 25 years of marriage. In a shock announcement the couple, who have four children together, released a joint statement saying they were living apart while they 'worked on the future' of their marriage. Shriver helped bolster Schwarzenegger's campaign eight years ago to become California Governor. She stood by the Terminator actor at the time amid claims he groped a string of women during his movie career. The Los Angeles Times broke the story late on Monday night saying that Shriver is 'moving out of their Brentwood mansion...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver announce separation

    05/09/2011 8:25:20 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 96 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 9, 2011 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, have separated, with Shriver moving out of their Brentwood mansion while the two determine the next step in their 25-year marriage. Shriver has been residing apart from the actor-turned-politician for the last few weeks. The former first couple confirmed the separation in a joint statement released Monday after questions were raised by The Times. "This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us," the statement read. "After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together. At this time,...
  • Against Divorce: David Hume Defends Traditional Marriage

    05/04/2011 4:32:13 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 5 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | April 27, 2011 | Russell Nieli
    While often hostile to the Calvinist Christianity in which he was reared, David Hume’s essay “Of Polygamy and Divorces” offers a vigorous and well-argued defense of marriage arrangements as they existed in England and many other parts of Europe from the early Middle Ages through most of the 18th century. His arguments have great relevance for us today as we struggle to cope with unprecedented rates of divorce and unprecedented ease of both entering into and exiting marriages and other intimate procreative relationships. His arguments against polygamy are also important as that practice seems to be undergoing something of a...
  • Teenage Runaways, Drug Addicts and Single Moms- The New All American “Progressive” Family

    04/29/2011 1:52:57 PM PDT · by Rhonda Robinson · 6 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 29, 2011 | Suzanne Venker
    According to a new study by the Centre for Social Justice, almost half of all children in the United Kingdom will see their married or cohabitating parents split up by the time they’re sixteen. Never before in Great Britain’s history has the breakdown of the family been so palpable. Here in the United States things aren’t much different. According to a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, one in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent. The main reason for the high U.S. figure, say the experts, is the growing...
  • The Divorce Cancer

    04/26/2011 7:00:30 PM PDT · by WriteStuff · 62 replies
    PointMan ^ | 04/26/2011 | Todd Fitchette
    Divorce is a cancer on the soul of families that metastises in the hearts of children. It robs joy, consumes laughter and suffocates dreams. I know. I’ve seen it in the face of my little girl.
  • UK: Women to blame for rise in injunctions, says leading lawyer

    04/26/2011 4:08:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04/26/11 | Steven Swinford
    Women to blame for rise in injunctions, says leading lawyer Baroness Deech, one of Britain's leading lawyers, says she is ashamed of the "kiss and tell women" at the centre of most superinjunctions. By Steven Swinford3:55PM BST 26 Apr 2011 Lady Deech, the head of the Bar Standards Board, said she blamed women who sell their stories for money for increasing use of the orders. She said: "I do blame women. In many of the cases of gagging orders we read about, women have sold their favours to celebrities and then have tried to make even more money out of...
  • US dad sues Japan Airlines after ex-wife left with son

    04/21/2011 7:42:25 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 22 replies
    AFP/Google ^ | April 16, 2011 | N/A
    LOS ANGELES — A US man has sued Japan Airlines, claiming it wrongfully helped his Japanese ex-wife leave the United States with their son, despite court orders that the child remain in California. Scott Sawyer alleges the airline and a US travel agency agency knowingly assisted his ex-wife, Japanese national Kyoko Sawyer, take their son Wayne to Japan in December 2008 when the boy was two years old. "There is a long list of red flags that existed in this case that should have caused the airline and travel agency to do something," lawyer Mark Meuser told AFP on Saturday....
  • How one woman kept her cool when her husband said he wanted to leave

    04/03/2011 8:34:12 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:51 PM on 2nd April 2011 | By Laura Munson
    After 20 years and two children together, Laura Munson’s husband told her that he wanted to leave their farmhouse home. Laura suppressed the urge to rage at his selfishness – and her restraint had surprising consequences…
  • Chinese divorce court to rule on selfish parents - after both refuse to take only child

    04/02/2011 3:03:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | April 1, 2011
    A Chinese divorce court is being asked to rule on which selfish parent should get custody of their only child - after both of them refused to take him. The hearing in Beijing heard the mother say she does not have the "necessary skills" to bring up the four-year-old boy alone. And the child's father said he would lose his job if he had to care for a child full time and the youngster would suffer financially. Judges are expected to settle the case with a bizarre auction - where the partners bid to pay off the other a lump...
  • Billy Ray Cyrus Cancels Divorce. Parents of Pop Star Miley Cyrus calls of Divorce.

    03/20/2011 5:31:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/19/2011 | Ariel Rey
    The parents of teenage pop star Miley Cyrus have decided to call off their divorce. During an interview with "The View" on Friday, Billy Ray Cyrus revealed that he has canceled the divorce with his wife of 17 years, Tish Cyrus. He also cleared up some misunderstandings about his recent controversial interview with GQ where he blamed Disney for his family's problems. The 49-year-old said, "To set the record straight, I love Hannah Montana. I love Disney. That didn't tear my family apart. Now fame, fame it's a different animal. Fame, you have to be careful with that thing." In...
  • Divorce Between Teachers and Parents

    03/16/2011 9:29:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies ^ | March 16, 2011 | Bill Murchison
    Our national weeping and wailing over education spending cuts, public employee unions, and such like cause minds of a certain vintage to stop still and wonder. When were the divorce proceedings between home and classroom filed anyway? And who filed them, and why? It can be argued that the current traumas of education proceed from that divorce: further testimony to the general understanding that it's the kids who get hurt worst in divorce. The divorce between home and public school classroom -- accomplished by the end of the '70s -- was a national calamity. To put it another way, once...