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Old 06-01-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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Could Affairs Be Good For A Marriage?

Al and Tipper call it a day while Bill and Hillary still keep the home fires burning.

Al and Tipper Gore, married 40 years, to separate - Yahoo! News
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The Gores were telling friends they "grew apart" after 40 years of marriage and there was no affair involved...

Mmmmm, hmmmm...

I wonder how long it will be before new pics of 'boy and gal pals' will be posted....
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The Gores were telling friends they "grew apart" after 40 years of marriage and there was no affair involved...

Mmmmm, hmmmm...

I wonder how long it will be before new pics of 'boy and gal pals' will be posted....
Which one gets which?
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Which one gets which?
Don't make me go there......
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"An Inconvenient Truth" How Al's "environment" heated up ...
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...while Bill and Hillary still keep the home fires burning.
I suspect those ashes are stone cold...
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I suspect that the Clintons will remain married until all political aspirations are over. Until then the marriage has much to offer, notwithstanding cold ashes. Gore has made it clear that he does not intend to seek public office again, so the separation doesn't surprise me. What surprises me is that Edwards didn't learn this lesson.
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The Gores were telling friends they "grew apart" after 40 years of marriage and there was no affair involved...

Mmmmm, hmmmm...

I wonder how long it will be before new pics of 'boy and gal pals' will be posted....
I'm pretty sure Tipper had a three way going with Frank Zappa and John Denver back in '85.
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Ehhhh...three way...too many towels. Well, so I've heard....
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The Clintons' marriage may have been a professional decision from the getgo where they furthered each other's careers. The Gores seemed to have more of a classic marital situation with lots of kids and Tipper being the woman behind the man and being more family-oriented. Maybe because the family days are over the Gores are going their own ways now while the Clintons are still quid-pro-quo'ing it.

But I have only a couple of friends had affairs (that I know of; probably more) and they were not good for those marriages.
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But I have only a couple of friends had affairs (that I know of; probably more) and they were not good for those marriages.
I agree; I was just spoofing.

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Is this what is know at the 40 year itch? DW and I are at 38 this year, Oh Boy!
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What does the thread title have to do with the news?

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I agree; I was just spoofing.

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The Clintons' marriage may have been a professional decision from the getgo where they furthered each other's careers. The Gores seemed to have more of a classic marital situation with lots of kids and Tipper being the woman behind the man and being more family-oriented. Maybe because the family days are over the Gores are going their own ways now while the Clintons are still quid-pro-quo'ing it.

But I have only a couple of friends had affairs (that I know of; probably more) and they were not good for those marriages.
Gore has undergone a major transition from political underdog to political rock star and prize winner. I think they are splitting up because they can afford to.

The Clintons not so much. I think she might send him packing when the time is right.

Affairs can be good or bad. I think mostly bad. But I have had many and I am fully committed to my current partner. But that is because of her not them.
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The Clintons' marriage may have been a professional decision from the getgo where they furthered each other's careers. .

Can't speak for anyone else, but members of my family have known Bill Clinton since College. Hillary was absolutely gaga for him at Yale.
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Is this what is know at the 40 year itch? DW and I are at 38 this year, Oh Boy!
Just celebrated 35 and I'm still trying to figure the lady out.
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36 years for DH and I this December. Hope that 40 year itch thing ain't true.
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I don't know if affairs are good for a marriage..........all I know is they would be deadly for MY marriage...............
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Al and Tipper Gore separating after 40 years, that's very surprising. We may never know for sure the reason why. Seems like mostly, they just drifted apart.

I keep thinking maybe it's because Al wants to conserve energy and Tipper leaves all the lights on in the house. Something like that going on for 40 years might have just been too much. Or maybe Al always squeezed the tootpaste in the middle, for 40 years. Or maybe they have philosophical differences on how to stack the dishwasher and just couldn't come to a compromise. All understandable reasons to say enough is enough

http://www.time.com/time/nation/arti...rss-topstories

Who would have thunk a few years back, the Clintons would have the most stable marriage rather than the Gores or Edwards'? (that is, if you use staying married as the sole definition of stable).
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