Daughters cause divorce

Submitted by: buddy 12 years ago in
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If you want to stay married, have a son.
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Male 1,051
My parents have 2 boys and they`re separated. Thanks for the baseless info.
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Male 96
I blamed my younger sister for our parents divorce years ago, but then again at that time i blamed her for everything going wrong in my life.
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Male 1,866
true. girls listen to garbage crap. unless its rap/hiphop.
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Female 73
fk, we`re supposed to discuss these posts. that`s why it`s an open forum. but it`s good to know you were paying attention.
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Male 9
I dunno how crazy u all are, but its perty true, teh parents also stay close to teh son if tehy do split up, i think its that girls are just very dramatic... stressful

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Male 951
What a stomach-turning POS of an article. Don`t know what`s worse...it or the fact that so many of you retards actually discussed and argued it seriously.
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Female 673
My theory is that in MOST cases, if a marriage is doomed to fail, it was doomed from the beginning.

If something like the gender of a child contributes so greatly to whether a marriage fails or succeeds, then the couple didn`t try hard enough.

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Female 673
"Next, parents of girls are quite a bit more likely to try for another child than parents of boys, which suggests that there are more parents hoping for sons than for daughters." Or that could say when they have daughters they still think children are lovely, but when they have sons they say "no more."
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Female 785
May be true, my dad`s always treated me as an obstacle, between my mom and him.
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Female 214
well, i want a daughter, not a son...cuz girls are cute as babys...and i don`t care about the teen years of girls...if i get a divorce, it will be because me and my husband are completely uncompatible, and my daughter will have nothing to do with it
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Male 616
I`m not sure about this whole divorce theory. But I definately agree that fathers generally prefer having boys over girls -- not just because they are more likely to do "guys" stuff together, but because girls are predisposed to causing as much chaos as possible for every man in their lives!
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Male 95
ooh! Freaky what types of rock do you listen to? I`m currently undergoing a deathmetal phaze.
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Male 904
SamoDaJerbal -lol

katbenedario - I disagree. Are you tryin to say all blokes fancy their daughters? So therefore it`s mostly the blokes fault when a marriage breaks down. It comes down to either the parents realised they don`t love each other or shouldn`t have got married in the first place. Nothing to do with the kids and I`m angry with anyone that thinks otherwise.

For the record - my parents have been happily married for 24 years now, so there is no personal angst here

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Female 1,603
I think its boloney. My parents are still married as are my best friends. My boyfriends parents however have been divorced.
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Male 538
damn i knew i should have put that Y chromosome in my wife
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Male 214
I disagree with katbenedario; in claiming that the reason for most divorces is a sexual desire between the father and a daughter. Thats simply opinion, particularly claiming 85% of the population has this problem and is untreated of it, as there is no real research of fact to back that up. In truth Divorce is simply caused by rushing into marriage and an unwillingness to work out problems. People just feel its easier to give up.
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Female 181
That site SUCKS!
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Male 1,407
I don`t think the article is saying that girls cause divorce, but rather that parents are more willing to work through their problems with a son in the family. The cause of the divorce/problems may be wholly unrelated to the kids.
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Female 571
i agree with katbenedario. all i have to say on the matter
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Male 133
Shortone- Then you are not the 10%

Interesting though....

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Female 25
Hey, not true about the music! I despise pop, but rock is frickin awesome!! (not mixed with pop cause pop SUCKS!!
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Female 379
Good thing my parents had one of each... we balence each other out!
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Female 121
i found that article rude and unecessary, however, i do agree with katbenedario and nyeus, everyone is a little sick
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Female 234
How retarded. My parents had two daughters and have been married for 28 years. :-P
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Male 6
although I hate to admit it. I think katbenedario is right. Everyone`s sick in the head. You may not show it. you may not even know it yourself, but deep down everyone`s a little loco.
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Male 95
so according to Samo`s pioneering theorys we can reasonably infer that pop music IS a factor in divorce. BAN POP AROUND THE WORLD! (AND EMO ROCK! AND ALL OTHER TYPES OF CRAPPY POP MIXED WITH A LITTLE ROCK! YEAH! GRR!)
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Male 95
hey SamoDaJerbil YOU ROCK! *sniff* so true...
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Female 26
It`s not quite the daughters who are causing these divorces. It`s the unmet (and occasionally unsavory) sexual desires of the (supposedly) adult fathers. People pretend there is no answer because they`re terrified of facing incest and realizing they are responsible for protecting the children, but incest and the schizophrenia which incest causes are common. Around 85% of the population is latent (i.e. unhealed) with these problems. The answer is religious, but nobody wants to hear that. They`d rather write these half-assed studies than face the fact that we`re all spoiled and sick.
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Female 36
My parents are happily married and they have 3 girls! I thought people got divorced because of marital problems and the kids have nothing to do with it.
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Female 1,403
Me and my sister`s parents are divorced and my sister lives with my dad, and i live with my mom.(b/c my dad thinks I`m a crackhead for some reason) so actually it works out well for my family b/c we all live with the person we get along w/ the most, and we still all see eachother.
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Female 289
I think parents hope more for a son, but I know that growing up I was the perfect little girl for my dad. And actually, it was my MOM who left and my dad who fought to keep us. So blah to the theory
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Male 526
Its because girls are more likely to listen to crappy music than boys.
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Female 124
That`s not exactly true. My father loved me alot and he always wanted to do stuff with me, so does my mom. They are still together and I`m a girl..... my sister is a girl....no boys :s
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Male 1,132
i knew women were bad for this planet
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Male 1,465
"weird coincidence"? A coincidence is when it happens in a hand full of cases. For it to set a notable statistic speaks volumes.
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Male 904
For the perfect example look at Henry VIII. He only had daughters and was on his sixth wife when he died. Sez it all really...
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Female 249
I was so glad I had a son.
I dont want to deal with the teen years of a girl.
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Male 117
i would think its true cause think most males want to have a son. The fact that a father is less likly to leave a family because he has is a son is understandable. Just like a mother makes a emotional connection with a daughter a father does the same with a son.
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Female 2,244
I would think it`s just a weird coincidence.
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Male 774
Agree with paradox, this of course showing consistancy may prove true, however the percentages prove minimal when calculating the percentage of divorce with it.
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Male 23
Stats are so often misinterpreted. You can often find two stats that seem to be directly correleted but are not actually linked at all.
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Male 10,115
Link: Daughters cause divorce [Rate Link] - If you want to stay married, have a son.
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