Love After Divorce: Have You Given Up?

Statistics are pretty grim when it comes to American divorce rates. According to the American Psychological Association, between 40 to 50 percent of American marriages end in divorce. The data is even more interesting when we look at African-American marriage and divorce patterns.

According to Black Demographics: “… we can see that although fewer black women are “now married”, more black women than Black men have been married at least once. This is because a higher percentage of Black women are divorced and widowed than men.”

With more Americans, across racial and social-economic levels, getting divorced, some of us have actually given up on love. Whether the divorce was amicable, contested, or some variation thereof, it is a reality for many of us. Yet, just because one marriage didn’t work, doesn’t mean that we should give up on the institution of marriage, prematurely that is.

Like some of you who are reading this, I was once a divorcee. I came from a household where my parents had been married for almost 50 years, so I never, ever

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