(Closed) Are your parents still married or how old were you when they divorced?

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Are your parents married or divorced? What age were you?
    Still married! : (227 votes)
    61 %
    Divorced when I was young (under 5 years old) : (40 votes)
    11 %
    Divorced when I was 5-12 : (50 votes)
    13 %
    Divorced when I was a teenager : (24 votes)
    6 %
    Divorced when I was 18+ : (34 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 47
    4304 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Divorced at 16.  My dad divorced his second wife when I was 29.

    Post # 48
    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My parents were married 17 years when my dad passed. My mom has been married to my step-dad for 21 years (damn!) and they’ve weathered enough storms that I can’t imagine they’d ever divorce at this point. So, I’m not really sure how to answer the poll, though.

    Post # 49
    10713 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Divorced when I was 1 year old. 

    My father remarried in his late 20’s and has been married to his wife over 20 years. I never met them but his wife and I talk through email all the time.

    My mom never remarried, just had a lot of long term boyfriends and has been with her current SO for 8 years.

    My DH’s parents divorced when he was 1 or 2. 

    His mom remarried and they divorced when he was 8 or 9. She didn’t get married again after that.

    His dad ended up coming out and had a very long time boyfriend, I’m not sure how long but I know it was over 10 years. They just  recently parted ways.

    Post # 50
    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Oh DH’s parents divorced when he was, like, 14. His mom remarried, his dad is single and loving life.

    Post # 51
    771 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    My parents divorced when I was 10, for various reasons.

    My mum remarried when I was 17. My Dad has had several relationships since and is now with a lovely woman, herself twice divorced. I’m now 23. I also have an auntie that is divorced but that is it. 

    Post # 52
    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    my parents have been married over 40 years but FI’s parents divorced when he was 5. My Fiance is also divorced with no kids.

    Neither of his parents will be attending our wedding but his father’s third ex wife will be there! lol  

    Post # 53
    4282 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My parents divorced when I was 4.

    Post # 54
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My parents will be married for 34 years in May and my FH’s parents will be married for 30 years in April!

    EDIT – My FH’s father was married briefly (I assume because they got pregnant) before he and his now wife (DH’s mom) met and got married.


    Post # 55
    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    My parents were married for 33 years, and my husband’s parents have been married for 31 years. 

    Post # 56
    2183 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    My parents divorced when I was 12. It should have been earlier. My dad is gay, but they got divorced because my mother is incredibly controlling and a bit unstable. I’m close with my dad, and I haven’t spoken to my mother in several years. I should add that my parents were married for 20 years.

    DH’s parents were never married. They were best friends who wanted to have kids. They had two. They both married other people and divorced them. They live next door to each other, and did while the kids were growing up.

    Post # 57
    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My parents have been together for 35 years and FI’s parents have been together for 37 years. Not including cousins (because I have like 30 of them) or obscure aunts and uncles that I don’t know (because I don’t know their history) no one in my family has been divorced. In FI’s family only his aunt has been divorced, their son was 22 at the time.

    Post # 58
    13563 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Mine have been married for almost 34 years now.

    Post # 59
    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My parents were never married, but separated when I was 5. They got back together for a while when I was 21 (my Dad’s Mum died, and my Mum went to show her support), but that didn’t last long. My parents live about an hour away from each other, and my Dad was always suspicious that my Mum was cheating on him, and my Mum hated how sexually aggressive my Dad was (he never dated after they split, and has lived a bachelor life… of course he wanted to get laid! :P). They’re not suited for each other by any means, so I’m glad it didn’t work out.

    Post # 60
    58 posts
    Worker bee

    Parents were married for nearly 30 years and divorced when I was 21. My dad’s gay. He realized he needed to come out.

    Post # 61
    1889 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My parents divorced when I was 8.  It wasn’t a big surprise to me, since even when they were married, my dad was never around and even when he was physically present, he was still extremely emotionally distant.  They both remarried and have been married to their new spouses for around 12-15 years.

    DH’s parents secretly got divorced while he was a baby, but continued living together (just fighting, yelling, not sleeping in the same room) without telling him they were divorced, until he left for college.  His dad is now remarried and a born-again Christian, his mom is single.

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