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Marriage

Radhanath Swami on Marriage

When I was about eight years old my parents were considering divorce. I remember my mother putting mascara on in front of a mirror and I was sitting on her bed watching her. I thought it was a very strange thing, women putting on mascara, so I was watching. And my mother said to me […]

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Difficult Issues

Srila Prabhupada on Divorce

“A man wants a woman, and a woman wants a man, so we say, “All right, take it. Live peacefully, but don’t change partners.” We don’t allow divorce; once they’re married there is no separation.” – Srila Prabhupada in an interview with the New York Times,-September 2, 1972, New Vrindavan “Here, what is going on […]

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Marriage

If They Disagree, They May Live Separately, but There Cannot be Divorce- Srila Prabhupada

The following is a letter (dated September 29, 1967) by Srila Prabhupada to a married disciple instructing her against divorce. My Dear Krishna Devi, Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your short note regarding your marriage. So far I know that you are married with Subala das before me and as […]

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Compatibility

Outcomes for Children of Divorced Parents

Research has revealed the following outcomes for children of divorced parents: Children whose parents have divorced are increasingly the victims of abuse. They exhibit more health, behavioral, and emotional problems, are involved more frequently in crime and drug abuse, and have higher rates of suicide. Children of divorced parents perform more poorly in reading, spelling, […]