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Key reasons why second marriages fail

On Behalf of | Nov 18, 2020 | Divorce

Ideally, you’ll use the lessons learned during your first marriage to make a second marriage stronger. However, 67% of second marriages in Florida and across the country end in divorce. Take a look at a few reasons why this happens.

You haven’t healed from your last relationship

Ideally, you will take time to overcome the emotional scars incurred during your last relationship before jumping into a new one. Otherwise, you will likely have the same pessimistic attitude that you had for some or all of your last marriage. It is also important that you don’t get too set in your ways while living as a single person. This can result in a union that isn’t fully integrated and doesn’t have a legitimate chance to work.

Issues with children

Having a child with a spouse may provide an excuse to stay in a troublesome marriage. However, if your second spouse has a child whom he or she is bringing into the marriage, it could be the catalyst that causes the marriage to end. This is because it can be difficult to for step-parents and step-children to form relationships.

Former spouses might try to make life difficult

There is no guarantee that your former spouse has moved past the hurt caused by your request for a divorce. If your former spouse is angry that you have moved on, that person might try to interfere with your new relationship. For instance, that individual might try to take you to court or attempt to use your child as a negotiating tool. While these actions may be petty and immature, they can still cause financial and emotional turmoil in your life.

If you think that a divorce is in your future, it might be in your best interest to contact an attorney. Legal counsel may be able to help you negotiate a settlement that includes custody of a child, spousal support and a significant share of marital assets.