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The Millennial Marriage Trend That Actually Increases Your Chances of Divorce, According to a Relationship Coach

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When I interviewed, Michaiah Dominguez, mental health counselor and relationship coach about the key differences between baby boomer and millennial marriages, she also informed me that, amid a few stark disparities, there’s one thing both generations have in common: No one gets married to get divorced. “Each generation approaches marriage with seriousness and with the expectation of ‘till death do us part,’” she told me. But when I asked her if she noticed a marriage trend that she wished either generation would stop doing, she had one plea:

Millennials: Stop moving in with your partner without committing to marriage or an agreed-upon life together.

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Says Dominguez: “It actually decreases the likelihood that you will marry and increases your chances of divorce after five years.” That “decreasing the likelihood of marriage” refers to the hotly coined “millennial divorce,” aka the breakup of non-married cohabitating couples. Serena Smith reported for Vice, “Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the number of cohabiting couple families is growing faster than married couple families, with an increase of 25.8 percent between 2008 and 2018.”

Long story short: Millennials have moved in together at higher rates but are getting married at lower rates. While that isn’t a problem if you’re happy, if you do want to get married (and stay married), you’re getting in the way of your own desires for the future. And then if you do get married, but you never had that tough conversation, you’re more likely to end up in divorce.

So how do you avoid the “millennial divorce” or an actual one? Dominguez advises couples to decide goals as a couple before they pack up that U-Haul. Bring up the big questions and leave the judgment at the door. This is about transparency, so dig up the tough answers you’ve been afraid to ask your partner and yourself:

  • Where do you see yourself in five years?

  • Do you want to be married?

  • Do you want kids?

  • When would you want kids?

  • Where do you see yourself living long-term?

  • What are your priorities? Career or family?

The list goes on and depends on your specific relationship and concerns. Jot down those nagging questions in the back of your mind that maybe you’ve been nervous to address but most definitely should before you say “I do.”

…To moving in together, that is.

RELATED: 10 Tips For Moving In Together, According to a Relationship Coach

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Seven lose Rs 1.5L in Covid loan fraud | Ahmedabad News

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Ahmedabad: A former employee of a private bank allegedly cheated seven persons of Rs 1.5 lakh under the garb of providing them Covid assistance loans
In his complaint with Navrangpura police on Saturday, victim Dharmesh Sharma, a 47-year-old resident of Chanakyapuri, filed a complaint for him and six others against accused Ramakant Sahu, a resident of Nikol who runs a financial consultancy office in CG Road area.
Sharma, who runs a clock shop, said he had met Sahu when the latter was a bank representative and had provided him with a credit card this May.
“In June, Sahu approached me again and said he had left the bank job. He told me he was helping those who suffered financial crisis during Covid-19 pandemic to secure loans. He told me that the government was providing subsidized loans under the ‘Vajpayi Bankable Scheme’ and that he could help me get a loan.
Sahu also approached Ashwin Mistry of Chanakyapuri, Asaram Verma of Chandlodia, Chandrika Nishad of Ghatlodia, Nitin Rathod and Zakir Qureshi of Saraspur and Murtuza Ahmed Shaikh of Shahpur. He duped them by getting them to pay processing fees for the loan,” Sharma told police.
Sahu cheated them out of Rs 1.5 lakh before going incommunicado on July 25. Later, the victims approached police and filed a complaint of cheating and breach of trust against Sahu.

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Kids who tested Covid +ve fly to US with parents | Jaipur News

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JAIPUR: In an act of gross negligence, a four-member family who had come here from the US around 15 days ago, returned despite both their kids aged eight and six years testing positive for Covid.
“They boarded a flight to the US from Delhi at 2am on Sunday despite the two kids testing positive for Covid and putting co-passengers at risk of getting infected,” said Dr Narrottam Sharma, chief medical health officer (Jaipur-I).
The children along with their parents had come to Jaipur to meet their relatives residing in Bani Park. Out of eight cases reported in Jaipur, two were of the kids who have allegedly left for the US.
“Before going to the US, they had got their Covid test done at a private diagnostic centre, the report of which came on Saturday. When we received information from the lab about the two kids testing positive, our teams reached the house where they were staying in Bani Park for contact tracing, but they informed us that they had already left Jaipur in their private vehicle and were travelling to the US,” said Dr Sharma, adding the health authorities confronted them how they allowed them to travel flouting Covid norms.
“They said the children did not have any Covid symptoms and were healthy. They also have a declaration from a pediatrician mentioning that the children do not have Covid symptoms,” said Dr Sharma.

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New COVID variant casts shadow over vacation plans of Malayali expatriates- The New Indian Express

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Indian expats who have been planning to visit the home country to be with their families for Christmas will be hit hard with the emergence of the new variant of COVID virus, Omicron, in South Africa. The expats are now forced to reschedule their travel fearing that they might be stuck here if West Asian countries close their borders in the event of further spread. 

In addition, the prospects of foreign tourists arriving in Kerala would also be slim if the Omicron infection spreads. Kerala has strengthened screening and testing of all international travellers coming from or transiting through South Africa, Botswana, Hong Kong, Brazil, Bangladesh, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Singapore, Zimbabwe, and Israel at its four airports.

A senior Air India officer said, “A majority of Kerala expats are based in West Asian countries. So far, no air traffic regulation has been announced in those countries. We cannot assure travellers that the air traffic will not be affected.”

Kerala-headquartered Air India Express has almost regained 80% of its traffic after the GCC countries lifted regulations enforced following the second wave. 

“Although no traffic curbs have been announced, we are anticipating a drop in passenger traffic to India from GCC countries in December as expats are likely to avoid travelling anticipating traffic regulations in the event of detecting more cases of Omicron infection,” said an Air India Express officer.  

KV Dhanu, a private company staffer in Dubai, said he was planning to come down to Kerala by December 1 for post-COVIDd treatment. “I have applied for a 10-day leave for treatment purposes. But now, I am doubtful if I will be able to get back here on time,” he said.

So is the case with expats who plan to come to Kerala for Christmas vacation. Normally, the expats travel to Kerala during Christmas vacation and fly back after New Year. Now it’s almost certain that the passenger movement would be affected severely as quarantine is mandated for passengers, said a private airline officer.

The emergence of the new COVID variant will also be a dampener for Kerala Tourism which has started an international campaign to woo foreign tourists.

Earlier this month, Kerala had made an impressive presence at the three-day World Travel Market (WTM) 2021 in London sending out a strong message that the tourism sector here is on the path of recovery from the prolonged pandemic-triggered lull. The UK is the biggest source market for Kerala Tourism over the years. 

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