A new study that may be of interest to readers in Massachusetts indicates that fewer couples are choosing to separate prior to divorce. However, of those that do decide to separate before seeking divorce, around 80 percent end up dissolving their marriage. Another 5 percent appear to try to reconcile, and the remaining 15 percent of couples remain married but separated.
Marianne Gingrich was having dinner with her mother one evening in 1999. The phone rang, and the call was for her. Her husband, Newt Gingrich, was at the other end of the line and said, "I want a divorce." Marianne Gingrich found the whole thing very difficult to understand. This is because one day, the former Speaker of the House was contemplating divorce, and days later, he was discussing family values in a public political speech.
Most people believe a marriage that can span nearly two decades is destined to last forever. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Couples in Massachusetts who split after a lengthy marriage join the ranks of a growing number of couples from all over the United States. For example, rock star John Mellencamp recently finalized his divorce from model, Elaine Irwin.