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Gamlin



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:54 pm Reply with quote
Well maybe she has gone Cure Marine and punched him in the face during the divorce. >w>
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falcon.punch



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:22 pm Reply with quote
Ouch. But best wishes for her.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:06 am Reply with quote
Ganbatte!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:13 pm Reply with quote
A divorce! Is that rare in Japan? The culture suggests it is, but then again, if you just look at North American Christianity, you'd think divorces in North America would be rare too (but it isn't).
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:57 pm Reply with quote
How unfortunate. Sad I wish her the best of luck.
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YamiWheeler



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:32 pm Reply with quote
leafy sea dragon wrote:
A divorce! Is that rare in Japan? The culture suggests it is, but then again, if you just look at North American Christianity, you'd think divorces in North America would be rare too (but it isn't).

According to Wikipedia, Japan's divorce rate is 36%.

Compared to Belgium's 71%, the US's 53%, and the UK's 47%, Japan seems better at keeping its marriages afloat, but I wouldn't say that divorce is uncommon. A lot of countries in the lower end of the spectrum are also countries with restricted freedom due to religious or political influence, e.g. Libya's divorce rate is 5%. Countries with strong religious ties, but not necessarily oppressive laws, like Ireland, also rank low.
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mewpudding101
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:00 am Reply with quote
leafy sea dragon wrote:
A divorce! Is that rare in Japan? The culture suggests it is, but then again, if you just look at North American Christianity, you'd think divorces in North America would be rare too (but it isn't).


Rather than relying on religion, marriages in Japan rely on social constructs. Even if a marriage is not going well, it is expected by society for couples to stay together.

On the other hand, there are plenty of geinojin (stars) who probably don't announce their divorce (or even their marriage) in order to avoid controversy.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:32 am Reply with quote
mewpudding101 wrote:
leafy sea dragon wrote:

A divorce! Is that rare in Japan? The culture suggests it is, but then again, if you just look at North American Christianity, you'd think divorces in North America would be rare too (but it isn't).

Rather than relying on religion, marriages in Japan rely on social constructs. Even if a marriage is not going well, it is expected by society for couples to stay together.


More senior partners uncoupling - The phenomenon of “jukunen rikon,” divorces by couples age 50 or over, who have lived together for 25 years or more, has been showing marked growth since the start of the new century. Japan enters the age of silver divorces - experts predict that the retirement, over the next two and half years, of more than 7 million men belonging to the post-war baby boomer generation, together with recent legal change entitling women to up to half of their ex-husband's pension, will prompt a slew of divorce proceedings involving middle-aged couples.

  • The "salaryman" has been the driving force behind Japan's postwar economic miracle, but unquestioning devotion to work has made him a virtual stranger in his own home. Having given their best years - and most of their time - to their employers, many men enter retirement unable to relate to wives who have long since given up on their "wet leaves" - a nickname for husbands who, cut adrift from the routine of office life, have no idea how to spend their newly acquired free time.

  • married for 30 years, the kids have left home and the wife decides to call it quits after effectively raising children by herself while husband slaves at the company. The wife can now help herself to 50% of the husbands pension once he retires so for many women its simply a waiting game.



Hey, worse things could have happened: Laughing

Man demands divorce after his wife throws out his anime collection
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Souther



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:00 am Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:


That story is so messed up lol, I even feel bad for laughing at it.
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