Breaking Up is Easy to DoPosted December 28, 2007, 4:45 pm in Marriage
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Another marriage bites the dust! Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn and his wife, Robin Wright Penn, just announced that they are splitting up. The couple had been married for 11 years and have two teenage children.
Penn is 47 years old -- he won an Academy Award for the 2003 movie "Mystic River," while Wright, 41, is in the movie "Beowulf" which opened in November.
2007 was a rough year for celebrity marriages. Wrestler Hulk Hogan and his wife Linda called it quits after 24 years of marriage. NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and his wife Shaunie announced their plans to divorce.
And it's not just celebrities who aren't able to go the distance. A recent study found that between 40-50% of all marriages end in divorce, although in recent years, the numbers have dropped.
So what does it take to stay together in sickness and in health, for better or for worse? We want to know what you think. Post a comment below!
And here are some great resources on GrowingBolder.com, all about forging a lasting, happy relationship.
Late-Life Divorces: Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair turns her attention to the growing trend of late-life divorces in her new book, "Calling It Quits: Late-Life Divorce and Starting Over."
Making a Marriage Work: What's the best way to achieve everlasting matrimony? Why waste your money on counselors and therapists when you can get advice from a host of couples all married more than 50 years themselves!
Best Cities for Boomer Love: Looking for love, and not finding it? Maybe you're in the wrong city!
The Secret to Wedded Bliss: We asked for advice -- you answered!
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