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What struggles do the re-married face? Pt. 1

There are no same answers across the board for all men, women and families who go through divorce. Studies do show some commonalities, however, within various divorce and family dynamics.

The Huffington Post shares a piece about one particular type of family dynamic: remarriage. While some second and subsequent marriages last until death, others clearly do not. In fact, the rate of divorce among subsequent marriages is relatively high.

So, while it may be somewhat uncomfortable to essentially strategize a divorce plan for your second or further marriage, it can be helpful to understand the downfalls of remarriage in order to try to protect your best interests. Someone who has been through divorce at least once before would likely want to try to mitigate the common stresses and losses associated with divorce.

What are the common issues that lead to divorce after remarriage? According to various marriage therapists, the following are several of the divorce-risk factors to keep in mind:

  1. Understanding and experiencing divorce already, divorcing again is less daunting.
  2. A second marriage can often be more than two people remarrying; it is kids from a first marriage and exes all having to work together to make it work. Sometimes, this gets too complicated and stressful.
  3. The disappointment can be bigger if a subsequent marriage doesn’t make someone happy. Frustration, sadness and anger can feel extreme and lead to a quicker response to file for divorce. After trying to fix a first marriage and that not working, one might already know and take action once discovering a second marriage is broken.

We will continue this list of remarriage struggles in an upcoming post. The reason why these hardships are worth sharing is because the knowledge of a higher divorce rate among those who remarry can instill wisdom.

With a real chance of divorce before you, it can be in your favor to work with a family law attorney to prepare a prenuptial agreement. This kind of preparation can mitigate the length, stress and cost of a possible future divorce.

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