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Fewer marriages, more divorces last year

Post by abbby » Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:21 am

Could be worse this Covid19 year, pressure's on, more stress on work, people losing their jobs, job insecurities, putting food on the table...the list goes on. I am not surprised if this year's figures are way much higher than 2019.

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Post by PNGMK » Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:32 pm

To add to this I've been seeing anecdotal stories that people are just doing it that much either. (It = sex). I guess stress, frustration and worries are over whelming.
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Post by SGBoyxxx » Tue, 28 Jul 2020 3:58 pm

no problem lucky still single.
I feel some get marry is due to " image " or whatever a lot reasons. Come to marriage, is really a complicated, complex issue.

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Post by BBCDoc » Tue, 28 Jul 2020 5:24 pm

Given the restrictions on crowds/ gatherings, it is no surprise that weddings are down. Brides won’t be having their dream day, and banquets have no chance for cost recovery.

Feel sorry for any couple unable to get full refunds on weddings booked these next 2 years...


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Post by bgd » Tue, 28 Jul 2020 6:06 pm

SGBoyxxx wrote:
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 3:58 pm
no problem lucky still single.
I feel some get marry is due to " image " or whatever a lot reasons. Come to marriage, is really a complicated, complex issue.
A lot here get married so they can get an HDB.

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Post by abbby » Wed, 29 Jul 2020 9:25 am

yeah I think many marry for the HDB flats. I had a friend who married to get the flat and ended up divorcing because the objective of marrying was wrong.
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Post by SGBoyxxx » Wed, 05 Aug 2020 5:00 pm

bgd wrote:
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 6:06 pm
SGBoyxxx wrote:
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 3:58 pm
no problem lucky still single.
I feel some get marry is due to " image " or whatever a lot reasons. Come to marriage, is really a complicated, complex issue.
A lot here get married so they can get an HDB.
Actually HDB should not treat it like an investment. Literally is build for a home a public housing there

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Post by bgd » Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:46 pm

Sg likes to promote family values so wants to encourage young people to marry and breed. HDB availability is just another social engineering mechanism. You would have thought that they would have learned by other failures*, but I guess not.

*China one baby policy and the Sg sterilization programme to name a couple.

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