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Black Marriage Negotiations

WHAT THE HELL?! I HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF GETTING HIT BY A BUS THAN GETTING MARRIED?!

I read this statistic sometime ago and was appalled that my future as a black woman was so bleak. Wow, there goes my optimism. lol I’ve held ever title there is; daughter, girlfriend, finance’, wife, mother, mistress, wifey, ex-wife, sweetheart, lover, ex-lover and then some. Why has the title of “wife” eluded me?

Here are some of the top reasons that have been given as to why black women don’t marry.

1.As a product of a divorce I am more likely to divorce too.

2.I am least likely to re-marry after divorce.

3.Only 30% of black women will marry after the age of 30.

4.Unemployment

5.AIDs Crisis (How many women have been married to or involved with men who are secretly gay?)

6.Small pool of marriageable black men.

7.Few places to meet eligible black men. (Has the church contributed to this perpetual crisis? When’s the last time your girlfriend told you she met her “man” at church?)

8.1 in 5 black men will marry outside their race.

9.More women are delaying marriage and children to comp…