A lot of us have been married at least 3 times. Census figures show Oregon ranks in the top 10 in that department. 174,000 Oregonians have said “I do” with at least three different people. Arkansas ranks #1 among states.
What does this mean? One explanation is– life happens. One of our listeners, Lisa, explained how she had 4 different husbands. Her first marriage at age 21 ended after 10 months when her husband died in a motorcycle crash.
Lisa says her 2nd marriage, a long one, ended in divorce when her husband went “middle age crazy.” A 3rd marriage ended when her spouse died of a heart attack at age 32.
In her current marriage, the 4th, Lisa says she’s happy. She and her husband have a policy of “don’t leave.” Lisa says even during heated arguments no one walks out the door. Going to another room to cool off is okay.
As we said, life happens.
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