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Thread: Tipper & Al

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    Oh no. Forty years?

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    I never did much like him, but I'm sorry for them both.

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    What happened?????????

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    they said they have different interests ..they have grown apart. and they are never home with each other..sad.

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    It is easy to understand - their professional lives have pulled them in different directions, they still love each other and there is NO 3rd party involved. That is why there will not be a divorce - they are very close and each will always be the other's significant other.

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    sad after any length of time for anyone..

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    I have a dear friend, never married, because her mantra is "better to be alone, than to wish you were". Sometimes, I wonder. After the 4th time getting something for DH while I'm trying to work out a new block or quilt layout. However, after 43 years, what would I do without him, I wouldn't get my exercise. LOL

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    well I can't say I care for him but its bad to hear that any marriage that's lasted that long is calling it quits. It does seem like they would try to rekindle things but who knows? We've been married 24 years come September. That's a lot of time I spent training him.......:-) too long to throw the towel in now.

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    ^^^LOL Ginnie!

    Yeah, if you think 40 years and you're just *done*? Well, what if you just left it as a business relationship? Except...dun, dun, dunnnnn....what if there's another woman or man of interest? I don't care too much for the guy, we'll see how all this unfolds.

    FWIW, my folks were together for 35 years and it seemed they would split for awhile. Truth be told though, they've not been happy with each other for years.

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    I agree - it is sad after 40 years and giving up. There is no perfect person out there, people think the next one will be better but find out they have the same problems from a previous marriage. I have seen that with my sister-in-law. I am still married to the same person for 28 years and you have your ups and downs, and anybody that says they don't isn't telling the truth.

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    very sad after 40 years

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    It is sad about their marriage, but who gets that 9 million dollar house they just bought?

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    It is a sad story, and I wish them both the best. It does make me wonder if anyone's marriage can last.

    I think he's an incredible person and a national treasure. Without the legislation that he made possible, the internet would still be for military and private institutions ONLY. Gore was the person in the Congress who worked to make sure that WE, the public, got to have an Internet. As well, he spent most of his life in public service, has been a steadfast and fierce advocate for our environment since the 70's and on top of that he is a great father and husband. I believe is the kind of man we can all be proud of.

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    I sure to wonder what to think about it all - -

    There were days when I wanted to walk -

    If I would have more money in my pockets, I probably would have - -

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    My husbands parents will celebrate thier 65th anniversary in sept. they are miserable with each other,and have stayed together because it is a sin to divorse..old school catholics. what a waste.
    my first marriage was 2 years,2 kids.
    my second, 30 years in august and 1 kid.

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    AHHHH I know what's wrong!

    TIPPER MUST NOT QUILT! If she did, they're marriage would probably go on and on and on. She'd be waiting for him to leave town again! ROFLMAO

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    I've never ever been a fan of him at all, but I do think it's sad that they couldn't work things out after 40 years.

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    It is becoming more and more common to end long term marriages as people live so much longer. It was easy to say til death do us part when we only lived to 40. But you can conceivably be married for 60 or 70 years now and a lot of marriages can't stand up to that (or don't want to).

    It also seems that marriage used to be more of a business partnership. It allowed both spouses to survive in an era when you lived on a farm and needed both of you to keep it going. Not that way anymore. Our expectations of romantic love being the basis of marriage is kind of wacky. Eventually every marriage moves out of the romantic period and into comfortable. That's a hard adjustment.

    I've been married for almost 30 years. There are days I think that it would be nice to be on my own and only worry about me - I've never had that luxury. And I can imagine deciding to end my marriage. And then there are days I can't imagine it. So far, more days I can't imagine it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    well I can't say I care for him but its bad to hear that any marriage that's lasted that long is calling it quits. It does seem like they would try to rekindle things but who knows? We've been married 24 years come September. That's a lot of time I spent training him.......:-) too long to throw the towel in now.
    Me too! Then to think about starting over and having to train all over again I don't think so!!! :shock:

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    DH and I celebrated 40 in March. After you got 'em trained, why would you want to start all over again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenSimon
    DH and I celebrated 40 in March. After you got 'em trained, why would you want to start all over again?
    You don't start over. Haven't you heard that married men and unmarried women live the longest? Must be a reason for that. :shock:

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    I don't care for the Gore's but hate to see the marriage end. I used to think that if a couple could last 20 yrs. that they could last forever. Problem many face is that they are so busy raising the kids, then the kids leave home, then they look at each other & ask "Now what?" They really don't know each other very well. Or like what they learn. Sad. We've been married for going on 33 yrs. & I have felt like tossing in the towel before but heck, I really do not want that. After I get over being mad, he is a very nice guy. LOL

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    It's sad about the marriage ending. They suffer from what a lot of couples do. They are not making the time to nuture the relationship. These days because of all the demands of life, there is less an 'us against the world' attitude and more of a 'you do your thing and I'll do mine'. My parents were married for 50 years when my dad died suddenly. The relationship they had was so strange, all I can say is sometimes misery loves company. Al Gore is the total package, though. A hottie actually. They just released information this week on a study regarding divorce. They said because the divorce rate of the world is so high, it gobbles so much more energy and resources. A second househould has to be set up with devices and appliances, another vehicle, the gas or plane fuel that's wasted shuffling the kids back and forth etc. Ironic that Mr. Green is going to become a statistic.

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    A marriage does take work - LOTS of it. Pat and I have 33 years and with him working a different shift, it has been a challenge to find that togetherness. Growing apart doesn't happen over night - it is a gradual separation, and if both decide that life without the other is OK then why shouldn't they call it quits. Something tells me that the Gores will not call it quits on their friendship and their parental responsibilities. They will do just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    AHHHH I know what's wrong!

    TIPPER MUST NOT QUILT! If she did, they're marriage would probably go on and on and on. She'd be waiting for him to leave town again! ROFLMAO
    Bahahaaaaa! :lol:

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