Second marriages (and third or fourth) have a higher chance to fail. Many people enter these marriages with trust issues they can’t get over from their first marriage. Financial goals and asserts can become an issue of contention. Blending families can also be extremely difficult. Experts recommend that pre-marital counseling sessions are done before considering another marriage and understanding that especially with children involved, you have two families instead of one and you have to make time for each other.
- Rushing into a second marriage before the first one is over leads to trust issues down the road.
- Money is a hard topic in any relationship. Set goals and expectations of how this will be handled before marriage.
- Time is valuable when you bring two families together it becomes hard to find time for you and your spouse
“Whether its the unexpected complications of blending families or the disappointment that a new marriage still falls short of one’s hope for marital bliss, expectations about marriage and family will be challenged by a second marriage.”