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Can a second or third marriage work?

On Behalf of | Nov 25, 2020 | Family Law

Reports in Indiana and across the United States have shown that couples who enter a second or third marriage tend to have a lesser chance of making it than during their first marriage. The notion behind a second marriage is that you’ve learned a lot and thus are better able to handle it. Unfortunately, this is not the case as it can actually become more difficult. Read on to learn further reasons why so many fail to make a second or third marriage work.

Divorce is no longer unknown

One of the reasons that married couples hold on or attempt to stay together for so long is the fear of divorce and the unknowns that come with it. With so many horror stories regarding divorce, it’s not something most people want to attempt. However, when a person has gone through the process, they are much more likely to choose it again as there is nothing unknown about it anymore.

Lasting effects of divorce

No matter how long the marriage lasted, there is no doubt that it can be a stressful situation to go through, both emotionally and physically. Even after all is said and done, one of the spouses may not be emotionally ready to tackle a new marriage. The fear of getting close to someone new or simply thinking that something will go wrong is enough to destroy a second marriage.

Moving on too quickly

It’s understandable to seek a new person to fall in love with, but the fact is that moving too quickly is a recipe for disaster. When you don’t take the time to learn a person’s good and bad qualities, then you leave behind so much of what makes the foundation of a solid marriage.

In the event that your second or third marriage is failing, then it is important to consult an attorney as soon as possible. This may help the process move forward in a quicker and more efficient manner for both parties involved.