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Maria Shriver

Second Thoughts

About Divorcing Arnold

12/26/2011 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Maria Shriver
is telling friends she's now unsure if she wants to divorce Arnold Schwarzenegger ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Maria is torn, partly because of her strong religious beliefs that do not include divorce. 

Making matters even more complicated -- we're told Arnold still desperately wants Maria back, and has been "extremely sweet" to her and has made numerous gestures -- which include presents -- to win Maria back.
 
Maria filed for divorce on July 1, though she moved out months earlier.  She's already bought a mansion in Brentwood, CA, which she's in the process of renovating.

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46.

astroyo    

Divorce him. Then be friends. It'll be the perfect solution.

929 days ago
47.

Sonya in Tx    

Don't waffle Maria. Your kids are watching your example...

929 days ago
48.

Firefly    

First off I am not condoning the behavior of Arnold or anyone involved but if you disect this whole fiasco then maybe you might see how Maria could take him back.
1. They were married for a long time, you get comfortable with someone and forget how to get out there and meet someone new.
2. You've lost self confidence in your self, you wonder what you did that made your spouse cheat. Even if you are not at fault you tend to blame yourself. Wasn't I pretty enough or sexy enough for him? Did I not give him enough time or sex? This woman he cheated with was not pretty or slender or rich. This was a convience and nothing more. So it wasn't anything about Maria's looks that made him cheat so it had to be something else like she's was frigid maybe.
3.When getting out there the self doubt will raise its dirty head. Am I attractive enough at my age to get another man. Am I smart enough to go it alone? I got the money but if you have no one to share it with and love is it all worth it? Do I deserve to be loved? Will they only want me for my money and name?
4. There are children involved that are innocent and if you can repair a marriage than you can save a child a life of shuffling back and forth between homes, being used as pawns, and not having to come from a broken home. For there are getting to be far to many now. Children are being affected by this and a lot of times not in a good way.
5. If Arnold is truelly sorry and has suffered for his sin of adultry and has come to the conclusion that it wasn't worth losing a family over maybe they will have a chance. A lot of therapy will help them discover what went wrong in the first place. They could come out of this stronger than ever.
6.Arnold has been shamed beyond belief, I doubt he would be foolish enough to do it again and risk getting caught. His face is to well known for him to get away with anything. He has lost a lot over this. I'm willing to bet that he can be a good man to Maria and not cheat for fear of losing her again.
7. Forgiveness is the greatest gift you can give someone after Love. If they disrespect that gift and throw it back in your face then you have all the right to move on for you tried your best.

The above does not apply to all marriages for in any situation there are always exceptions.

929 days ago
49.

Carl    

She's doing a fantastic job of teaching her kids the way of the Kennedy's. Men can cheat all they want and women need to look the other way and pretend nothing is going on.

929 days ago
50.

Maverick    

Divorce him.

It's natural to slide. We've all broken up with someone, only to miss that person. But their fatal flaw is just that. They can't change. Time to move on and be true to yourself.

929 days ago
51.

e33    

Ditch her Arnold! You can do better than a woman who looks like "The Predator."

929 days ago
52.

dd    

When will men learn?

929 days ago
53.

IceGypsy    

The holidays area prob bringing up old feelings. I can understand her having second thoughts though. When you have been together that long, it's hard to let go of those feelings.

929 days ago
54.

suuzie    

Maria, it is one thing for a man to cheat, but to do it in your home and in your bed is too much for any women to take. It is not impossible for people to change, but in Arnold's case, you can't teach an old dog new tricks and Arnold is definitely an old dog. Leave that old azz, dried up, wrinkled up, flabby piece of flesh alone and get you a man a couple of years younger than you because you still look good and Arnold is too old for you.

929 days ago
55.

UPYOURS    

Maria, if you take that back you are a huge dumbass. He has never been able to keep his pants zipped, he will never keep them zipped. Calling off the divorce will just reinforce that he can continue.

929 days ago
56.

katie10    

yeah right...someone close to maria shriver is going to be talking to sleaze bag TMZ...and who cares, why is it your business, TMZ..or our's. It's their personal life...! no ones business!

929 days ago
57.

Dee Dee    

Of course she's having 2nd thoughts...who ELSE will ever want to be with her? She's no spring chicken. She's an old woman whose lost her looks. And only a man who sees her $$$ will be attracted to her.

929 days ago
58.

writenow    

second thought are fine as along as they are closely followed by Third thoughts and following through. After all,

929 days ago
59.

Sonja    

view about divorce??? puh-leeaze.
Catholics are allowed to be divorced. But the strict ones that follow the rules must ask for and get permission from the Pope before the Church will allow it. Yes, you can legally divorce, but if you want to stay a part of the Church, you need the OIC's say so. I have to re check the rules of what happens after - in terms of remarriage and church attendance after tho.

929 days ago
60.

billybob    

The way Arnold cheated her was hard to comprehend. So hard, that you might think there was something strange going on in that familiy. Arnold is not dumb, to cheat his wife, that wife, in such a way was stupid beyond believ. I think it is hard to judge who is the plain bad and who the plain good. Let's hope they get their things together so that President Arnold has a first Lady.

929 days ago
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