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How many times have you been married?

  1. katiem2 profile image60
    katiem2posted 6 years ago

    How many times have you been married and what's the best advice you could give to someone on the subject?

    Thanks and Peace smile

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      four

  2. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 6 years ago

    Just once.  Wait for God to give you your soul mate.  Hope your foot feels better.

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks feeling much better... Peace smile

  3. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    working on number 6.  it gets too expensive - so not sure if I'll go through with it this time.

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think were all cut out for this marriage thing... Peace smile

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        i'm just teasing.  only once...doubt i'll do it again though...maybe live together or maybe not, but not marriage.....legally it's the same thing anyway...

        1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          oh yea advice - be best friends, lovers, all of those good things...and if you can make it through the bad times..most times it'll make you stronger together....my marriage didn't make it through the toughest time of my life...it's complicated.

          1. katiem2 profile image60
            katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Whew you had me going there....wink

            1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
              SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              ........and never go to bed without resolving issues.....the small stuff that can become bigger the next day because you didn't get rid of it the night before......unless of course it is some major thing that can't be resolved over nite.

              (my def. of small stuff will vary from some others however)

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    Justine76posted 6 years ago

    once, I have no good advice right now. I guess....

    be realistic. make sure you truly know the person before you get married. be honest.

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Cool how long have you been married?

      1. Rafini profile image86
        Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think the number of times and the length of time for marriage are irrelevent.  But I do agree with Justine - make sure you truly know the person before you get married, and be realistic enough to be honest with yourself and the person you think you want to marry.

        1. katiem2 profile image60
          katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks wink

  5. Origin profile image60
    Originposted 6 years ago

    I've never been married, so I guess I don't have any advice. tongue

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Origin, that's advice, thanks...wink

  6. Rishy Rich profile image79
    Rishy Richposted 6 years ago

    I havent got married yet. Is there any single female here who wants to marry a sarcastic, skeptical but cute looser? roll

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      depends...........wearing any yet?

      1. Rishy Rich profile image79
        Rishy Richposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry, I forgot to mention that I can b dumb sometimes neutral ...depends on wht?

  7. Daniel Carter profile image90
    Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago

    Twice for me. A total of 24 years. 23 the first time and 1 yr the second. I've learned you have to be the answer instead of looking into others to find it.When you become the answer, you attract someone like you. Then you can give each other the gift of self, without a lot of demands and drama.

    I'm still working on being the answer to my own happiness, problems, etc. But I feel better overall about most things. There are good people in my life. The toxic ones are disappearing. They've finally gotten tired of their demands falling on deaf ears.

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Daniel, so glad to hear it!  Oh the power of turn the other cheek...quietly!  Peace wink

    2. ilmdamaily profile image92
      ilmdamailyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I freaking love that answer Daniel.

      Good work.

  8. itech profile image53
    itechposted 6 years ago

    Not a single time! But reached that stage!!!
    Offers are coming for me to my grandpa...

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Really ?  Cool.  wink

  9. Ben Evans profile image73
    Ben Evansposted 6 years ago

    I think two people need to find happiness as opposed to differences.  Being able to say what we need and communicate it to each other helps keep differences from occuring.

    I am happy with my beautiful wife and encourage others to be happy also.

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nice Thanks... smile

  10. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 6 years ago

    NONE!

    And I hope to keep it that way. Don't need a license to fall madly in love with my soul mate.

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I like it... smile

  11. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Nope! Never been married. wink

  12. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Just once....

    and because it's been less than 2 years, not sure my advice would be useful....

    but I would say that people should get married only after they have experienced a little bit of the highs and lows of life as a single person...

    and that one should not get married because they assume all of their problems and challenges will simply go away.

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Very good Greek One!  wink

  13. myownworld profile image79
    myownworldposted 6 years ago

    Once bitten.... and still married! wink

    My advice: One should not get married too young...or in a reckless moment. Though when you're in love and feelings run high, it all feels so 'right' then that there is just no stopping you!

    You are just not the same person in your 30s, that you are in your 20s...so it's wise to at least wait till your personality is slightly more mature....and you're surer of who you are - let alone the person you're about to marry!

    1. charanjeet kaur profile image60
      charanjeet kaurposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Lol MOW, I wish my parents read this. lol I would never get married in my early twenties.

      Coming to the thread topic, married once and will stick with this guy till death do us apart.

      My piece of advice- Life is never a bed of roses, try not to search perfection and you will end up happy. Nobody is perfect, fill in for one anothers imperfections and you will have a smooth sailing all along.

    2. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Great advice thanks,

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    SarahLambertposted 6 years ago

    Married 15 years and the only thing I can say is respect your spouse even when you don't agree, the beds not made and the kids are screaming...

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      good point.

  15. USMCwifey09 profile image74
    USMCwifey09posted 6 years ago

    married once, but were really close friends for five years before hand. it's definitely helped our relationship. advice? how would you treat your best friend? if this is the person you plan on staying with til death do you part...then respect and communication will get you far.

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ah very nice

  16. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    Married once, for 34 years following a 45 day courtship.

    Advice - not much except a married couple is a COUPLE, not two married singles.  Hurting a spouse, through words or actions is like spanking a child - it hurts you more than the child.  The couple cannot he happy if one is unhappy with a decision - if you win an argument you just lost it.  A couple is one person with two bodies; if you don't want that don't get married.

    Not to say couples cannot have different likes.  I sit with my spouse and watch the dumb movies she likes; I enjoy the time with her.  She does the same for me.  We learned to compromise on everything - seldom indeed does one get everything they want.  Be willing to change, but never demand it of your spouse.

    Marriage is a learning experience; to survive both parties must learn to please the other more than themselves.  Having a soulmate for life is the most rewarding thing possible, but it does take effort.

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank YOU!

  17. Fluffymetal profile image78
    Fluffymetalposted 6 years ago

    once for 3 years

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You go girl wink

  18. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    Only once at a time, but done it more than once....

    If you feel that something is wrong, but you are sure that you can get the other person to change, forget it!!!! Don't do it.. It is almost impossible to change someone...

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh I know who ever came up with the plan of changing others?  WACKY!  Thanks wink

  19. prettydarkhorse profile image66
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    married once, lasted for 6 years  -- always give it your best -- love yourself more!

  20. TLMinut profile image60
    TLMinutposted 6 years ago

    Once for about 15 years. There are a lot of broken men out there, hideous things experienced by little boys will show up eventually. Make sure the guy can talk about his childhood and other life experiences that have impacted him. You have to really know someone well before you have children with them. If you can't have children, the story is different and it might still be okay, you can help someone when you love them.

  21. Bill Manning profile image71
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    Never have, never will. smile

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly what I say... smile

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image83
        EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        And me.  Two long-term live-in relationships, but I've never been married.

        I have a real problem with the whole idea of marriage.  It's a contract, but one with a lot of unwritten small-print - like a lot of social exchanges, but magnified a hundred times over.

        I think the only time I would ever think about tying the knot is if my husband-to-be was financially better off than me and I needed a legal safety net in case things went pear-shaped.  Sounds horrible and mercenary I know, but that's my take on it.

    2. andromida profile image75
      andromidaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats!!!!!

  22. andromida profile image75
    andromidaposted 6 years ago

    Just once, no idea what happens in future.

  23. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago

    Once. Going on 48 years. My parents were married for 60.

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thats fantastic!  Congrats wink

  24. torimari profile image81
    torimariposted 6 years ago

    Zero smile

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      wink smile

  25. TLMinut profile image60
    TLMinutposted 6 years ago

    My parents have been married for 53 years - I think they only knew each other a short time before they married. They both have stories of how they went back to friends and family and said they met the one they were going to marry.

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thats a nice story, thanks wink

  26. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    Sounds strange, but be selfish! Think of your own health and mental well being first.. If the other cannot respect your beliefs and wants then you should not be together..

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh I like that, a lot of people bend over backwards in the beginning and once married realize they can't live that way then all ... h e double tooth picks breaks loose...

  27. ilmdamaily profile image92
    ilmdamailyposted 6 years ago

    Married once, for a year. It was more than enough.

    We only saw each other 3 times before we married, and it was 11 weeks from the day we met til the wedding day, so it was the ultimate crap shoot.

    That's the thing with gambling though - you lose more than you win.

    I don't regret it though. There was the odd good time in there...and I still totally heart myself that I had the guts to marry someone I hardly knew. Yay me.

    Advice? If you want to make it work, then MAKE IT WORK - do whatever it takes. If you don't, then don't f**k around - do what's got to be done and get on with healing. Don't carry the other person's negativity around with you.

    ...and lighten up - none of this stuff *actually* matters;-)

  28. wrenfrost56 profile image81
    wrenfrost56posted 6 years ago

    None, I'm a very difficult person to be with. smile

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Join the ranks. wink

  29. NightEmpress profile image59
    NightEmpressposted 6 years ago

    I'm single.

  30. dinkan53 profile image78
    dinkan53posted 6 years ago

    My advice on this subject is "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. ( By Mignon McLaughlin). It's not the matter how many times you are married but the one you do must be a successful one.

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nice smile

  31. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Once.  It will be 43 years on July 11th.

    She is my best friend and my most honest wish is that we die together so neither of us has to suffer losing the other.

    We have our fights and disagreements but I would be lost without her.  She has made me a better person, she has raised two wonderful children, I love her cooking and she is the cutest thing I ever laid eyes on.

  32. Mutiny92 profile image87
    Mutiny92posted 6 years ago

    just once.  I can barely afford one wife.  I have no idea how I would afford more than one!

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol, sorry I feel ya smile

  33. jondav profile image65
    jondavposted 6 years ago

    once - never again !

    1. katiem2 profile image60
      katiem2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I heard that.... smile

  34. pisean282311 profile image58
    pisean282311posted 6 years ago

    not married yet..advice ..do get married atleast once..hey but let me put into practice b4 i preach smile

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    3 times and Marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.

    1. pisean282311 profile image58
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol

    2. Jerami profile image77
      Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yep   What you said....
      Me ..four times ..  one divorce

        When they end they are very expensive either financially or emotionally or both.

  36. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    I've been married 5 times and the best advice I could give anyone is don't do it, unless of course, it's for the money... then go ahead, knock yourself out... and make sure you get a good pre-nup. LOL!

    But if you're getting married for love, lust, looks, or whatever else besides the big bucks... don't do it, don't do it, don't do it. 

    Stay single, play the field, date, enjoy, and don't tie yourself down to anyone... fly free little bird.

    Doesn't matter how charming, how beautiful, how wonderful you think they are... they are never really what they seem and neither are you, and nothing ever turns out like you thought it would, and there you are stuck with Mr./Mrs. Not-So-Wonderful.

    Of course, there are some couples who were just made for each other and are true soul mates. But I don't know any of those people.

  37. Instgtr profile image78
    Instgtrposted 6 years ago

    1st Marriage - 5 years
    2nd Marriage - 6 months
    3rd Marriage - 17 years
    4th Marriage - 7 years (actually the first girl I ever dated back in high school...)

    Advice - Seperate bathrooms!!!

    Real Advice - Before you get married, make SURE you can accept the person EXACTLY the way they are...  (because you will NEVER be able to change them, or get them to change - which isn't to say they won't change, it's just something YOU will have absolutely no control over...)

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Decent advice, I agree. Second marriage here smile

  38. WaffleCheese profile image77
    WaffleCheeseposted 6 years ago

    I've been married once. Recently too.

    My advice is to keep your problems between yourselves and bring no one into your relationship.

    It's work and it's work that's worth it.

    Do not give 50% and expect 50% return. Both need to put 100% into it.

    Always kiss goodnight and say I love you.

    COMMUNICATION!

    You have to be open to your best friend and not be afraid of consequences. Selfishness and Apathy are ways to Lawyers and Alimony.

 
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