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    Majority of US women living without spouse

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    Tue Jan 16, 10:26 AM ET

    For the first time, a majority of American women are living without a spouse, media reported.

    The New York Times, which based its report on an analysis of census results, said 51 percent of women in 2005 reported living without a spouse, up from 35 percent in 1950 and 49 percent in 2000.

    "Coupled with the fact that in 2005 married couples became a minority of all American households for the first time, the trend could ultimately shape social and workplace policies, including the ways government and employers distribute benefits," the newspaper said.

    It said that several factors are behind the shift including women marrying at a later age and living with partners for more often and for longer periods. Women are also living longer as widows and once divorced, often opt to stay single, the report said.

    According to the Census figures, only about 30 percent of black women are living with a spouse, compared with 49 percent of Hispanic women, 55 percent of non-Hispanic white women and more than 60 percent of Asian women.


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    Well my Daughter in Law is living without her spouse too. Thanks to a stupid US Court, she has to live in Arizona while her Husband has to live in England! The Court decided there was 'No Benefit' to allow her to bring her two young kids to the UK. Living in a big 3 bedroom house with a large garden, on a secure Army Base, with a heated pool, stables, playgrounds and good school 200 yards away, not to mention being in a family environment, has no advantage over living in her parents house and seeing a drug taking drunken father for 1 day a month, under supervision? Yeah right!
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    And there's a problem with that why? (women without spouses, not the situation immediately above my post).

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    They keep chewing through the restraints!




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    Quote Originally Posted by PDawg View Post
    They keep chewing through the restraints!




    LOL!

    Perfect timing!
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    A Smile

    A smile cost nothing, but gives so much.

    It enriches those who receive it,
    without making poorer those who give.
    It takes but a moment, but the memory
    of it sometimes lasts forever.

    None is so rich or mighty that he
    can get along without it,
    and none is so poor but that
    he can be made rich by it.

    A smile creates happiness in the home,
    fosters goodwill in business,
    and is the countersign of friendship.

    It brings rest to the weary,
    cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad,
    and it is nature's best antidote for trouble.

    Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed,
    or stolen, for it is something that is of no
    value to anyone until it is given away.

    Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
    Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile
    so much as he who has no more to give.

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