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  •  I have never in my life seen so many (12+ / 0-)

    people that have been married 4, 5, 6 and even 7 times as I have down here in the South.  I think it's the whole Southern Bell thing on steroids.  One of my patrons is in her late 50's and couldn't have her boyfriend move in because her parents might find out WTF?  They had to get married to live together.  Of course in order to get by down here in the land of right to work and at will employment you need two or three incomes to survive so everyone marries over and over again.  It's insane.

    ~War is Peace~Freedom is Slavery~Ignorance is Strength~ George Orwell "1984"

    by Kristina40 on Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 01:51:52 PM PST

    •  Also, women are starting to get tired of the.... (4+ / 0-)
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      "stand by your man" thing.

      The "good old boys" aren't that much fun to live with. They still are into the "barefoot and pregnant" deal for women--and the "whooping and hollering" good time for men.

      Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

      by Sirenus on Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 02:07:48 PM PST

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    •  I was surprised at how quickly (5+ / 0-)
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      you can get divorced in the South.  Someone I know who used to live in Georgia had his divorced finalized in a month; start to finish, one month!  Which explains how they can get married so many times.  They're not really promiscuous, they're just serially married.

      California made me wait a year for the final divorce papers (granted that was in 1975 and things may have changed here as well).

      •  That and the (2+ / 0-)
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        rampant misogyny here.   The men will keep marrying maids and cooks because they have no intention of having to do that themselves.  It's like some bizarre Kabuki they play out over and over.  

        ~War is Peace~Freedom is Slavery~Ignorance is Strength~ George Orwell "1984"

        by Kristina40 on Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 03:11:57 PM PST

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      •  New York makes you wait a year for no-fault (2+ / 0-)
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        If you allege infidelity, abuse, or other "crimes" you can hurry it up.

        A friend of mine got caught in that, no "irreconcibly differences," or similarly neutral grounds. So she had to wait a year, which didn't please her. (But it wasn't the end of the world.)

        My deepest gratitude to all the Kossacks that supported my fundraiser for marriage equality in Delaware.

        by Scott Wooledge on Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 03:23:33 PM PST

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      •  I got divorced in Illinois in 1980, (0+ / 0-)

        and it only took four and a half months start to finish.  I suppose it helped that we didn't have any children.  

        Renewable energy brings national security.      -6.25, -6.05

        by Calamity Jean on Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 12:00:40 PM PST

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