How sweet it is to be loved by you, yes, baby
How sweet it is to be loved by you
Ooh, baby, I needed the shelter of someone’s arms
And there you were
I needed someone to understand my ups and downs
And there you were
With sweet love and devotion
Deeply touching my emotion
I want to stop (stop) and thank you, baby
I just want to stop and thank you, baby, hey now
How sweet it is to be loved by you, oh, baby
How sweet it is to be loved by you, yes it is
From “How sweet it is to be loved by you”, Holland-Dozier-Holland, 1964
It’s July, 2018, and divorce rates around the globe are dropping to the lowest levels seen in my lifetime.
The words “mystery”, “baffled” and “puzzled” are memes, used, among numerous similar variants, whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments wants to lie about, well, basically anything.
One of those variants is “tough to know.” That’s why a story I’ve featured below reads “it’s tough to know why divorce rates are going down.”
The folks in charge are pretending to be confused, but they’re simply furious about this positive societal development, which is why another story below from Australia is headlined “Divorce rate drops, for better or worse.”
Rates there dropped 8% in 40 years, and 3.9% from 2015 to 2016. Which proves how the positive changes I’m documenting in this thread are increasing in speed and magnitude.
The first rule of politics is “Deny, Deny, Deny”, which is why another headline below, from Psychology Today, reads “What Is the Divorce Rate, Really?”
In the news accounts I’ve collected below you’ll learn that divorce rates in Maine fell 30 percent in the last decade, and that divorce rates in Spain fell 8% just last year. While not as direct a correlation as the previous example, it infers the same increase in speed and magnitude surrounding this phenomenon.
And these are see-the-needle-moving rates of positive change.
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November 16, 2016 – Divorce Rate in U.S. Drops to Nearly 40-Year Low | Time
The U.S. divorce rate dropped for the third year in a row, reaching its lowest point in nearly 40 years, according to data released Thursday.
Marriage rates, on the other hand, increased last year. In 2015, there were 32.2 marriages for every 1,000 unmarried women age 15 or older, according to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University. This represents a jump from 31.9 in 2014 and is the highest number of marriages since 2009, which suggests that marriage rates may be stabilizing after decades of decline.
(No – “on the other hand” makes it seem like decreasing divorce rates and increasing marriage rates are different, opposing subjects. It’s a bold, Satanic inversion, and I’m calling it out here. – ed)
On the divorce side, the 2015 rate was 16.9 divorces per 1,000 married women age 15 or older, which is down from 17.6 in 2014 and a peak of almost 23 per 1,000 divorces in 1980.
The two measurements are not necessarily related, and it’s tough to know why divorce rates are going down, but it could be that as co-habiting becomes less stigmatized, people don’t look to marriage to shore up an unstable relationship.
January 11, 2017 – Divorce rate declining as Kiwis marry later in life
Divorce rates in New Zealand have declined from 12 divorces per 1000 marriages in 1991, to 9.3 in 2015 and correspond with an increase in the age of people getting married.
(They gave you the numbers, but carefully hedged by withholding the percentage decrease between them. So I had to do the math. It’s a 22% decrease. They used the softer, hedging “declining” instead of the stronger “dropping”, and used it twice in succession. – ed)
February 2, 2017 – What Is the Divorce Rate, Really? | Psychology Today
February 13, 2018 – Annual divorces in Maine fall 30 percent in a decade
(“Fall” has a deliberately-more-negative connotation than “drop” – ed)
February 27, 2018 – Switzerland’s highly contrasting divorce rates
Switzerland is a varied patchwork of languages and cultures. Divorce rates are no different varying by as much as 27.1% depending on the canton.
Across Switzerland the rate was 41.5% in 2016, far higher than 32 years earlier in 1984 when it was 28.9% – a percentage increase of 44%.
On more optimistic note, recently published data for 2017 shows a decline in Switzerland’s overall divorce rate to 36.1%.
(There’s that hedging “declined” again. The story gymnastically tries to create a negative picture, when the bottom line is that divorce rates in Switzerland dropped 5.4% from 2016 to 2017. You wouldn’t know that from reading the article, because they carefully hedged by withholding the percentage, so I had to do the math – ed)
May 4, 2018 – Divorce Rate in Israel Drops for First Time
The number of Israeli couples divorcing dropped for the first time in 2017, according to new data published by the Chief Rabbinate on Thursday.
A total of 10,674 Israeli couples divorced in 2017, down slightly from 10,825 the previous year.
There was a 7% decrease in the divorce rate in Tel Aviv, while in Jerusalem there was a 9% rise. The Israeli capital was the city with the most divorces in the country last year — 788.
The city with the fastest growing divorce rate was ultra-Orthodox Beitar Illit, which saw a 61% jump.
(“Jump” is deliberately more positive than “increase.” – ed)
April 21, 2018 – Divorce rate drops, for better or worse – The Australian
Since 2000, divorce rates have been coming down. In 2016, 46,600 divorces were granted in Australia, a decline of almost 2000, or 3.9 per cent from the previous year, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in November.
The divorce rate for married people dropped to 10.2 per 1000 in 2016, down from just under 19 per cent in 1976.
(They gave you the numbers, but carefully hedged by withholding the percentage decrease between them. So I had to do the math. It’s an 8% decrease. – ed)
July 15, 2018 – Divorce rate drops in the Canaries
Divorce and separation in the Canary Islands is on the decrease, reflecting the general Spanish trend.
Judicial processes for breaking up marriages (disso-lutions, separations and divorces) in the archipelago fell by four per cent in the first quarter of 2018 with respect to the same period of 2017.
Separations and divorces decreased in Spain to 29,108 in the first quarter of 2018, 8.2 per cent less than in the same period of the previous year, when a total of 31,694 were registered.
(The used the general “drops” in the headline, then the general “on the decrease“, below it, prior to getting to the specific figure buried below both of those hedges. As you may recall, generality is a hallmark of propaganda. – ed)