Al and Tipper Gore’s marriage hits a wall

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The separation of Al and Tipper Gore after 40 years of marriage is a good illustration of the “why” question – why did their love affair end after all these years?

The Gores are now officially separated. Whether they ultimately end up getting a divorce is anybody’s guess, even theirs! But getting a divorce after 40 years defies the odds – it almost never happens!

So the question of the day is, “Why are Al and Tipper separating?” The second most important question is, “Did anybody see it coming?”

After studying successfully married couples on six of the world’s continents over the past three decades, we have learned a lot about why marriages succeed. We bet we could have predicted their separation by simply interviewing them on our time-tested interview protocol. And given the rarity of divorce after 40 years of marriage, we believe there is more to this story than meets the eye.

Read the article detailing the five reasons why long-term marriages like the Gore’s marriage fail.

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