Croydon is 'divorce hotspot'

Croydon is a divorce hotspot

Croydon is a divorce hotspot

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The borough is a divorce hotspot with one of the highest rates of marital splits in the UK, new figures have revealed.

Some 1,672 married couples called it a day in Croydon last year - a rate of nearly five divorces every day.

The statistics, released by the Ministry of Justice today, reveal Croydon County Court saw the eighth highest number of divorces between October 2011 and September last year.

Croydon saw a higher number than any other London court.

Courts in Birmingham saw the most divorces in the country, with 2,799.

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11:37am Thu 21 Feb 13

christhegoth says...

There is no money in this town. And considering this...:

http://www.telegraph
.co.uk/finance/perso
nalfinance/consumert
ips/9802565/I-wont-d
ate-you-if-youve-got
-debts.html

... that means everyone who has debts can't score a decent set of dates.

I've been badly injured for 12 years. And not once in those 12 years have I been able to get a date out of a Croydon lass. Literally not once. Excuses include: You're injured, you're unemployed, you've got no money.

I was told all of those 3 to my face.

Whoever is raising whatever around here is raising a bunch of workshy money-grabbing so-and-so's who just aren't focussed on anything but cold hard cash. And in a town with naff wages that attitude is doomed to failure.
There is no money in this town. And considering this...: http://www.telegraph .co.uk/finance/perso nalfinance/consumert ips/9802565/I-wont-d ate-you-if-youve-got -debts.html ... that means everyone who has debts can't score a decent set of dates. I've been badly injured for 12 years. And not once in those 12 years have I been able to get a date out of a Croydon lass. Literally not once. Excuses include: You're injured, you're unemployed, you've got no money. I was told all of those 3 to my face. Whoever is raising whatever around here is raising a bunch of workshy money-grabbing so-and-so's who just aren't focussed on anything but cold hard cash. And in a town with naff wages that attitude is doomed to failure. christhegoth
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1:32pm Thu 21 Feb 13

ANNE GILES says...

That is awful, Chris. You are not unattractive and you are also a nice person and an intelligent one. Keep trying.
That is awful, Chris. You are not unattractive and you are also a nice person and an intelligent one. Keep trying. ANNE GILES
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1:43pm Thu 21 Feb 13

christhegoth says...

@Anne: Thank you. But times have changed since my day, and it's a lot more mercenary out there now. There are a few of us decent blokes who have been scrapheaped due to injury I assure you.

Ever since Girlpower it changed in my experience. It all became parties and shirking work. I was raised to be a grafter, although I like the odd party as well. Just seems things have shifted too far the wrong way now. Society-wise.

Is our Society too mercenary and money-obsessed these days? I'm thinking yes.
@Anne: Thank you. But times have changed since my day, and it's a lot more mercenary out there now. There are a few of us decent blokes who have been scrapheaped due to injury I assure you. Ever since Girlpower it changed in my experience. It all became parties and shirking work. I was raised to be a grafter, although I like the odd party as well. Just seems things have shifted too far the wrong way now. Society-wise. Is our Society too mercenary and money-obsessed these days? I'm thinking yes. christhegoth
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10:33am Fri 22 Feb 13

Halls Dejong says...

Croydon makes people lose all hope, its finished, just a hole now
Croydon makes people lose all hope, its finished, just a hole now Halls Dejong
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12:28pm Fri 22 Feb 13

christhegoth says...

Halls Dejong wrote:
Croydon makes people lose all hope, its finished, just a hole now
Then why don't they leave? Couples are in a much better position to do so.

Why break apart? Unless it does indeed bubble down to a lack of vision mixed with a desire for material things?


The points I was making were as an 'undateable'. It's all about money-money-money for too many. There's plenty in Croydon, but you need to be less money-obsessed to see it that way.
[quote][p][bold]Halls Dejong[/bold] wrote: Croydon makes people lose all hope, its finished, just a hole now[/p][/quote]Then why don't they leave? Couples are in a much better position to do so. Why break apart? Unless it does indeed bubble down to a lack of vision mixed with a desire for material things? The points I was making were as an 'undateable'. It's all about money-money-money for too many. There's plenty in Croydon, but you need to be less money-obsessed to see it that way. christhegoth
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4:44pm Fri 22 Feb 13

ANNE GILES says...

I remember years' ago, when my husband was still paying maintenance for his son, his then employers made him redundant. He had been there for 23 years and it was the only job he had ever had. He rang me to give me the bad news. I replied: "I love you, with or without a job". We managed. I cannot understand women who want men for their money. A partnership is a partnership, after all. Pulling together is what it's all about. Supporting the other person, no matter what.
I remember years' ago, when my husband was still paying maintenance for his son, his then employers made him redundant. He had been there for 23 years and it was the only job he had ever had. He rang me to give me the bad news. I replied: "I love you, with or without a job". We managed. I cannot understand women who want men for their money. A partnership is a partnership, after all. Pulling together is what it's all about. Supporting the other person, no matter what. ANNE GILES
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5:00pm Fri 22 Feb 13

christhegoth says...

@Anne: I can understand it now, but not in the past.

In the past the Ill & Infirm were allowed to keep their Sickness Benefits if they partnered up. So an ill person could help with The Bills & be a stay at home parent for example. There was a use for us in a couple/ traditional home. These days that is no longer true. And we can be VERY expensive.

It only changed last year, but it makes us undateables even more undateable. As prejudice is now backed up by fact as of last year and these current Torys.

Yup, The Torys took our benefits away. They robbed the Ill & Infirm.

Source here:

http://www.guardian.
co.uk/society/2012/a
pr/29/sickness-benef
it-cuts?INTCMP=SRCH
@Anne: I can understand it now, but not in the past. In the past the Ill & Infirm were allowed to keep their Sickness Benefits if they partnered up. So an ill person could help with The Bills & be a stay at home parent for example. There was a use for us in a couple/ traditional home. These days that is no longer true. And we can be VERY expensive. It only changed last year, but it makes us undateables even more undateable. As prejudice is now backed up by fact as of last year and these current Torys. Yup, The Torys took our benefits away. They robbed the Ill & Infirm. Source here: http://www.guardian. co.uk/society/2012/a pr/29/sickness-benef it-cuts?INTCMP=SRCH christhegoth
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