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Originally Posted by Fred_in_VA
Al Gore once claimed his and Tipper's marriage was the basis for the syrupy, sappy "Love Story" that was the rage way back when.

Wow, between this and inventing the internet that guy's amazing!!! In a grandiose, off-the-wall sort of way.


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Originally Posted by Pepperband
"From my experience on these boards, I think if a woman is going to have an affair and leave the marriage, it is going to happen before she's 61."

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Originally Posted by ChaiLover
C'mon, nobody D's after 40 years unless something is stinking somewhere. There's more to the story and it's bound to leak out sooner or later......

I'm with Chai. Happened to me after 37 years...but not being the demure political wife Tipper is, there was no quiet "amicable" divorce-- I shouted "FOUL!" from the rooftops. lashes


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Dr. Harley is quoted in this CNN article about the Gore divorce. Guess what he says is the reason for the split?

http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/06/02/al.gore.separation.40years.marriage/index.html?hpt=Sbin


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Good catch, Mulan....


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Similar 2 what Frank Pittman says here:

http://www.smartmarriages.com/pittman.response.html

I posted this on Mulan's thread about this yes2rday, but I'll put it here, 2.

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We have to understand what divorce is about. Despite all the research about marriages failing
if couples complain, criticize, stonewall or show contempt, I don�t know any couples who don�t
do such things some (or most) of the time. But I have rarely seen an established first marriage
end in divorce without someone being unfaithful. (Our researchers fail to ask about infidelity,
since they tell me it is so nearly universal, it couldn�t possibly be relevant.) Affairs occur in good
marriages and bad, and wreck either.

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I suspect there's an "Inconvenient Truth" that we'll learn before too long...


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Originally Posted by thndrnltng
a trip to banned camp

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Originally Posted by Fred_in_VA
I suspect there's an "Inconvenient Truth" that we'll learn before too long...

But since he's used that title already, might I suggest "An Inconvenient Lie"?

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I'm (almost) laughing at a few of my friends today who have said to me "well, people *can* grow apart.."

Those friends are: a) single or b) divorced and c)are clueless about MBers.

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A quote from one of the so called experts (she is divorced and remarried so no surprise)

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"The fact they were married after 40 years doesn't negate the fact that they had a valid, good marriage," Bram said. "It's just that something happened."
So divorce is such a non issue, no big deal thing that is now "just happens"??? puke grumble


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Dr. and Mrs. Harley are discussing the Gores on Marriage Builders radio.


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Originally Posted by markos
Dr. and Mrs. Harley are discussing the Gores on Marriage Builders radio.


Please let us know what they said! I don't believe divorce "just happens", either.


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Given the discussion on other threads about who leaves who and why, I'm going to put my supposition out there that this is Tipper's doing.

If Al had been the wayward one, I suspect it would be all over the media. This smells to me of the "let's keep our dirty laundry a secret" and he'll let her slide out of the marriage by paying her extortion to keep it that way.


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Originally Posted by Fred_in_VA
Given the discussion on other threads about who leaves who and why, I'm going to put my supposition out there that this is Tipper's doing.

If Al had been the wayward one, I suspect it would be all over the media. This smells to me of the "let's keep our dirty laundry a secret" and he'll let her slide out of the marriage by paying her extortion to keep it that way.

Exactly what I was thinking Fred.


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Originally Posted by Mulan
Originally Posted by markos
Dr. and Mrs. Harley are discussing the Gores on Marriage Builders radio.


Please let us know what they said! I don't believe divorce "just happens", either.

He speculated, based on statistics, that it is likely Tipper who initiated the divorce. Also speculated (both yesterday and today, IIRC) that an affair is likely to be involved.

He talked more in generalities than really about this specific situation, i.e., "It is likely that she is the one initiating the divorce."

He talked a lot about the POJA and how a public figure should apply it.

Joyce said they'll continue to talk about the situation on future shows.

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they talked alot about how neglect may play the real role in this marriage seperation....his traveling and each having no common interests and so on.

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they talked alot about how neglect may play the real role in this marriage seperation....his traveling and each having no common interests and so on.

That's my guess. I think either HE had the affair, or she is basically a WAW, from neglect.

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Originally Posted by gemstone
having no common interests
I think that they have one common interest: men.

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Originally Posted by ImStaying
Originally Posted by gemstone
having no common interests
I think that they have one common interest: men.


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