Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Say It Isn't So!

PhotobucketAfter 40 blissful years, Al and Tipper Gore have decided to "split the blanket," as we say in the south. They say they have grown apart, and that there is no affair involved.

So, they have grown apart, have they? Al is gone all the time. They have developed different interests. Somehow, after 40 years, this doesn't seem like much of a reason to divorce, to me.

They are 63 years old, for heaven's sake. Whatever happened to spending their twilight years together - companionship, and all that jazz? Or, is it possible that the marriage wasn't all that strong, after all?

Whatever happened to the couple who were once one of the inspirations for "Love Story?" We'll have to wait and see what the real reason might be. I'm not buying the old "grown apart" excuse.

Maybe we ought to delete the "'til death do us part" words in the wedding ceremony, like we have deleted the word "obey." Maybe we should just go back to jumping over a broom handle to get married, and jumping back over it to divorce. Or, we could sign a contract that has to be renewed every few years.

Phooey!

Stay tuned.

13 comments:

Janie B said...

Reasons for divorcing have gotten more and more trivial over the years, but maybe it is a good thing. People grow apart. Love dwindles. Tastes change. Who knows? Maybe it's best for them. They both still have time for a new life. We'll see.

Margie's Musings said...

I think people today have no sense of commitment. That's a pity.

Word Tosser said...

marriage is getting like every thing else.... disposable

kenju said...

I met both Tipper and Al (separately) here in Raleigh; she, when she had a new book coming out and he, when he was running for President. I told him that I thought she was his greatest asset, and he, obligingly, agreed with me. I also wonder what made the bloom come off the rose. She could have been bored to death...

Judy said...

Maybe we put too much stock in marriage. I'm a little jaded about it all. I would like to grow old with my husband, but there are so many problems. I'm still hanging in there. I think Al probably turned into a pompous ass after his environmental fame. The truth will come out eventually. We will learn more than we want.

Arkansas Patti said...

Head still shaking here. As little time as they spend together, you would think it would take something awful to break up 40 years not just boredom. Yikes.

Joy Des Jardins said...

I'm not buying 'growing apart' as an excuse either Betty. I think there's got to be more to it than that. 40 years! Cripes!

Olga said...

I say it would be wierd to stay with one's high school sweetheart for so long and not grow--apart or together. Good for them to admit they both need different things now. i hope they both find contentment and peace.

NitWit1 said...

Let's hope it as it appears. In political families it may have a more ominous connotation.

Nancy said...

Who would have thought when you saw the four of them (Bill,Hillary,Al and Tipper) on that stage at the Democratic Conventions of 1991 and 1995 that it would be the Clintons who endured and prospered, and whose marriage would appear be very solid....

alwaysinthebackrow said...

Although I am now 30+ years into a marriage, I can understand how it could end after 40 years. You stay together for the kids. You stay together because it's become comfortable, you stay together....just because. Many people, as they get to a certain point in their life, decide that with only a relatively few years left, they will not spenc the remaining years in a relationship in which they are not happy. I am also a divorce attorney, and I have seen it many, many times. No one but the couple themselves know what a marriage is like on the inside.

patsy said...

I am sure one has a nother waiting in the wings if not why divorce? look at Bill and Hillary, they live seperate lives but ever time he mentions her name he smiles and she does the same. That daughter can be proud of her parents. I think Gore is a phoney and it probably is him but we shall see.

Kay said...

I just popped over from Linda's blog. She's right! I love this post. So true, so true.