“I can’t do no literary work for the rest of this year because I’m meditating another lawsuit and looking around for a defendant.”  — Mark Twain

Almost 30 percent of people over 50 had been married more than once, according to a recent study by scholars at Bowling Green State University.

Don’t know what to do with that engagement bling on your finger now that you are divorced?

Why not sell it?  And website Worthy,wants to help you.

Worthy buys and sells jewelry, and holds online auctions for diamond engagement rings.  The company says it understands the journey that its customers have been on.

Who knew that you could risk divorce by renovating your home? It seems the stress of making design and decorating decisions in sync can lead to bickering and put strain on marriages. Difficulties in renovating their own home, led Adi Tatarko and her husband, Alon Cohen to start a design and decorating website called Houzz.com.

“We started running surveys in the early days and got feedback from our community, and that was so prominent. And 12% did say, we did consider a divorce during that process,” said Tatarko, as reported by John Patrick Pullen.

She said it was easier running Houzz together than it was renovating their home together.

Did you know there is a divorce approximately every 36 seconds in the United States?

“A man should be taller, older, heavier, uglier, and hoarser than his wife.” ― E. W. Howe

Is your wife more attractive than you?  Don’t worry.  She’s probably happier that way.

A study by Florida State and Southern Methodist Unversities found that the wives with more attractive spouses felt pressure to obsess over their execise and diets.

Women with less attractive husbands, on the other hand, tested as happier and more appreciated.

Gold digger: a woman who becomes or tries to become romantically involved with a rich man in order to get money and gifts from him.  Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

A Belgium tabloid has called Princess Tessy of Luxembourg a gold digger after she filed for divorce from Prince Louis.  What do you think?

The couple met while they were serving in the army in Kosovo. They have been married for 11 years and have two children.  The Princess spent her time raising the children and working for charities in Britain on behalf of young women and teenage girls.

She filed for divorce on the basis of the Prince’s unreasonable behaviour.  Her attorney said she made a fair and sensible proposal for a settlement and it was rejected.  The terms of the proposal are restricted by the court.

The Princess lose the title of princess and royal highness once the divorce becomes final.  She also stands to lose the home in London, where she lived with Prince Louis and raised their children.

 

“Why don’t men want to go to therapy?” my wife asked me as we rode to work together.  Shes works in an office three blocks away from mine.

“John Grey, in Men Are from Mars and Women Are from Venus,” I told her, “says that women solve their problems cooperatively with friends, while men solve their problems alone.  To ask for help would be a sign of weakness in a man.”

“That’s idiotic,” she retorted.  “We are all on the same planet, which is Earth.”

“Yes, but we have evolved differently.”  Rob Becker in Defending the Caveman says that prehistoric women would gather spices, fruits and vegetables, and had to communicate and trade information with one another.  Prehistoric men, on the other hand, had to be silent while stalking the woolly mammoths.

“If women have a better idea,” said my wife, “men ought to try it.”

“Men are not  just women in men’s clothing,” I replied, “They are different.”

When I got to my office, my first appointment was in the waiting room.   I escorted her to my office.  “What seems to be the problem?” I asked.

“My husband doesn’t want to go to therapy.”

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” – Mark Twain

So goodbye, goodbye
I’m gonna leave you now
And here’s the erason why
I like to sleep with the wiodwopen
And you kee0 the window closed
So goodbye
Goodbye
Gooobye

It turns out that thermostat settings are one of the biggest causes of conflict in marriages.  The wrong setting can cause one spouse to be too cold or too hot, and result in talks of divorce.

It’s not just mental either.  Scientists say that women have a lower body mass to surface area, slower resting metabolism and less muscle mass than men.  Therefore, they may feel more comfortable with warmer temperatures.

Financial considerations might come into play as well.  In the summertime, you can save between one to three percent on your air conditioning bill for each degree you set the thermostat over 72 degrees.