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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Throughout most of history, marriage was not necessarily based on mutual love, but an institution devoted to acquiring in-laws and property and to provide the family additional labor forces (by having children).

While modern marriage is more about love than property, in the United States, over 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce, 67 percent of second marriages end in divorce, and nearly 74 percent of third marriages end in divorce.

Despite these handicaps it is still a very popular lifestyle choice.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Map out your future - but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip."

HINT: An American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of a popular 80s rock band.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Compared to singles, married people accumulate about four times more savings and assets. Those who divorced had assets 77 percent lower than singles.

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Due to jobs, kids, TV, the Internet, hobbies, and home and family responsibilities, the average married couple spends just four minutes a day alone together.

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The average married couple has sex 58 times per year, or slightly more than once a week.

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Women who report a fair division of housework were happier in their marriages than women who thought their husbands didn't do their fair share. Wives also spent more quality time with their husbands when they thought the housework was divided fairly.

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Marrying younger than age 25 dramatically raises the divorce risk. Also, the divorce risk is higher when the woman is much older than the man, though the reverse isn't as a strong factor.

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The cost of an average wedding is $20,000. The cost of an average divorce is $20,000.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Map out your future - but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip."

ANSWER: Jon Bon Jovi