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Second Marriage

Five Tips for a Successful Second Marriage

Lee Gaitan | Posted 03.18.2015 | Divorce
Lee Gaitan

I am one of the fortunate who is living the truth of a song lyric, experiencing firsthand that "love is lovelier the second time around." Yet as happy as I am right now, I know the statistics on second marriages tell a different tale.

Why My Second Marriage Totally Rocks

Peggy Nolan | Posted 03.18.2015 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

I had no desire to get married again and then BAM, there I was in the middle of a park with over 100 people watching me say "I do" to the man who once was the boy I first fell in love with.

His Name and My Name: The Same

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 03.04.2015 | Weddings
Nicole Jankowski

I understood, finally, the verses in the hardbound books in the back of the library, the subdued music in the way the words come lilting off the tongue when they are read aloud. And I began to whisper those verses to myself.

What An Argument Over Carrots Taught Me About Marriage

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 02.27.2015 | Weddings
Nicole Jankowski

We were sitting at the pub just a few miles from our house, my husband Michael and I, enjoying a pint of beer and surveying the menus. No kids, no curfew---just two wanna-be hipsters in their mid-to-late thirties pretending we were cool again.

Estate Planning for Blended Families

Alexandra Smyser | Posted 02.27.2015 | Divorce
Alexandra Smyser

You have arrived at your second marriage a little bit older and (hopefully) a little bit wiser. Second marriages and blended families present their own issues when it comes to estate planning.

The 'Ours' Baby: Great Expectations

Heather Leiva | Posted 02.24.2015 | Divorce
Heather Leiva

Can Ours Baby live up to the hype? Are we putting too much pressure on you, nonexistent Ours Baby? You have to know that I want you, regardless of the experiences you bring that I long for. I want you the same way every happy couple wants a baby together, plus a million other reasons that both excite and frighten me.

On A Wedding, Fear And Second Chances

Ann Rivera | Posted 02.17.2015 | Divorce
Ann Rivera

This is not my first wedding, this is not my first marriage. And I have felt and am working through a spectrum of unexpected emotions, from shame and guilt to grief and fear.

Second Chance Love

Liza Long | Posted 02.11.2015 | Divorce
Liza Long

Boulder and Provo are places we come from, not the places we will go together. But we're both excited about our second chance, with backpacks. And coffee. And hearts full of love.

My Second Love

Lynda Freeman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

In spite of our best intentions, love has a way of coming round again. Here is such a story.

10 Reasons Second Marriages Are The Best Marriages

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 02.08.2015 | Divorce
Jennifer Cullen

Time has taught us that it is harder for people to change as we get older and more set in our ways. We know we can't change our spouse, and we're okay with that or else we wouldn't have married them.

New Data Reveals Who's Likely To Get Married More Than Once

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 11.25.2014 | Divorce

Good news for romantics: The divorce rate may be dismal, but remarriage is on the rise. According to new findings from the Pew Research center, 40 per...

Re-Dos: What's Behind Second Marriage?

Tara Sonenshine | Posted 01.16.2015 | Divorce
Tara Sonenshine

In America you can't marry a second time unless you are divorced or widowed. Despite contradictory data on divorce rates, the fact is that the baby boomers have driven up the numbers on divorce and remarriage.

4 Stress Management Tips for the Blended Family

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 01.12.2015 | Divorce
Valerie DeLoach

We have four kids at four different schools with two different custody schedules. Not to mention piano, tutoring, soccer, cross country, basketball and two girls playing tennis. He and I both will probably spend at least eight hours in the car this week carpooling kids. Every week is tough logistically, but I am proud to say we are surviving.

Love: The Second Time Around

Cindy Tansin | Posted 01.03.2015 | Divorce
Cindy Tansin

Contrary to popular belief, love the second time around can be even better than the first. You're older. You're wiser. You know yourself a little better. Don't be afraid to take a chance. Keep your eyes and your heart open.

Luckier the Second Time

Kristin Shaw | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Kristin Shaw

With his unending kind words, and his steady confidence, he has helped me find my way back to myself. Through him, I have realized that no one can put me back together; that's up to me.

10 Things Men Should Strive For In Their Next Relationship

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.27.2014 | Divorce

If you're looking for advice on finding love again from a guy's perspective, get ready to do some digging. The lion's share of post-split advice out t...

Second Love Yes, Second Marriage, Maybe?

Amy Koko | Posted 12.16.2014 | Divorce
Amy Koko

I believe in marriage for all and I do think it is the foundation of our society. Still, at this stage of the game, both of us in middle age, I don't know. We have seven grown children between us, we have past lives, alimony, life insurance policies, ex-spouses that are still going to be part of our lives. Why now? Why not now? What is the answer?

Love and... Remarriage: Etiquette for an Encore Wedding

Cheryl Seidel | Posted 10.25.2014 | Weddings
Cheryl Seidel

A good friend of mine was getting remarried and it was an amazing event. When planning her wedding, she told me it was a challenge to find information, advice or inspiration for her Encore wedding.

Why I Feel Like My Wedding Anniversary Date Is Cursed

Darryle Pollack | Posted 09.16.2014 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

We were married 20 years ago today -- but we're not celebrating. The problem isn't the state of the union -- but the date of the union.

This Could Determine If Your Next Relationship Is Healthy Or Not

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.13.2014 | Divorce

The divorce process is over, and you're looking to date again. Maybe another marriage is in your future. But you worry that the fallout from your divo...

Finding Bliss When Remarrying With Children

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 09.30.2014 | Divorce
Valerie DeLoach

Are we still blissfully happy like a couple of newlyweds? Sure, but it's not quite the same blissfully happy when you are in a blended family.

Proof That Love Is Better The Second Time Around

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.21.2014 | Divorce

We all have the one who got away. For Jane Mattson, it was Steve Shapiro. After pairing off in temple youth group, Mattson and Shapiro got engaged...

How To Make Sure Your Next Marriage Is Your Last Marriage

Posted 04.01.2014 | Divorce

Saying "I do" is a bit different the second time around. You accept the proposal with more reservations (getting a divorce, however long ago it's been...

Why Niecy Nash's Second Marriage Is Stronger Than Her First

Posted 03.18.2014 | Divorce

Actress and comedian Niecy Nash has been married twice -- but she's confident this second marriage, to electrical engineer Jay Tucker, is much stronge...

The Most Difficult Part Of A Second Marriage

Lisa Arends | Posted 05.17.2014 | Divorce
Lisa Arends

One of the most difficult aspects of a second marriage is not inviting your first spouse into the union. Not literally, unless you're into that sort ...