Going through a divorce can mean a chance to start a new chapter. In many cases, a first marriage can be a learning experience.
While it can be emotionally challenging to go through a divorce, there may come a time when you are ready to take a chance on a new relationship. Statistics paint a gloomy picture of second marriages, but for many, it is an exciting opportunity.
Here’s what you should know about the connection between second marriages and divorce.
Rushing into things
The initial sting from a first marriage may leave you frustrated and mistrustful. However, as the initial feelings fade, you may start to notice feelings of loneliness.
You know that you do not want the old relationship. Still, you may find yourself missing the idea of a relationship in general. This craving for a specific type of relationship can make it easy to rush toward a second marriage.
Instead of seeking marriage to fix the feelings of loneliness, take the time to enjoy each phase of your relationship to decide if you are ready to weather life’s storms together.
Seeing the signs
The first marriage brought many lessons about what to do and what not to do. You may have also learned some of the signs that a specific relationship is not healthy.
Second marriages have a higher divorce rate because those who have already been married have learned to recognize when a partner is no longer a good fit. Rather than spending a lot of time unhappy, someone in a second marriage is more willing to move on.
Many people have successful second marriages. When you take your time to determine how you should move forward, you can have a greater chance of success.