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It's Our Turn: Waning weddings and vexing vows

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The sanctity of marriage has indeed been defiled. This is not a new phenomena. It's plagued American homes for half a century.

A few weeks ago I was planning my Summer Solstice Eve when it occurred to me: I would have been married for 10 years on June 21.


Instead, I filed for a dissolution of marriage on New Year's Eve in 2007. I exchanged Mrs. for Ms., restored my maiden name and joined the millions of divorced Americans as a divorcee on February 7, 2008.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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