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Second Marriage

Engaged Without An "Engagement Ring"

Abby King | Posted 02.10.2016 | Women
Abby King

Being engaged for the second time at 41 is very different than the first time in my 20's. At 25 I wanted a traditional engagement and wedding, foll...

When You Become Too Independent To Marry Again

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 02.02.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

I divorced when my daughters were 8 and 12. I knew I wouldn't be single long. That was 15 years ago. What the hell happened?

The Case For Second Marriages

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 01.28.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Divorced people want a do-over! Most divorced men and women have some pretty bad memories of their marriage. So, does that have to be it? Don't I get a second chance? Those who want to get married again probably want the chance to make good memories, possibly learn from their mistakes and do it right this time.

I'm Getting Remarried Next Week. Here's Why I Almost Called It Off

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 11.23.2015 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

We haven't married and that's on me. I've dragged my cold feet for years and, although there are some pragmatic reasons for that, the number one reason is this: I can't bear the thought of getting divorced again.

10 Rules For A Happy Second Marriage

The Good Men Project | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.21.2015 | Divorce

Recently, I’ve been writing a lot about what makes a second marriage work and about vulnerability leading to trust and intimacy in relationship...

8 Reasons Marriage Is Better The Second Time Around

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.09.2015 | Divorce

Is love -- and marriage -- lovelier the second time around like Ol' Blue Eyes once sang? HuffPost Divorce bloggers think so. Below, happily remarried...

The Truth About 'For Better Or For Worse,' Two Years Into Marriage

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 08.18.2015 | Weddings
Nicole Jankowski

On our second anniversary, we left the country. And as we drove down I-96, over the Ambassador Bridge, from Detroit into Ontario, we fought all the way. We argued over which way to go, when to leave, the best radio channel for 1990s grunge hits.

5 Suggestions on How to Deal With the Stresses of the Ex's

Sheila Blagg | Posted 06.25.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

There really isn't a class that you can take, or a way to mentally prepare for all of the ups and downs that can occur when dealing with your significant others ex, specifically when it comes to their children.

5 Things I Learned From Watching My Husband's Sex Tape

Heather Leiva | Posted 06.19.2015 | Divorce
Heather Leiva

Once again, I find myself musing over how the digital age has kicked me in the rear end when it comes to love and sex. My husband; my prince charming who left me breathless at every encounter; my reason for getting up in the morning, had a sex tape.

Dear Future Husband (for My Second Marriage)

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Trainor is 22. What does she know about love and marriage yet? That said, do I have any right to criticize what she wants when she gets married? My marriage failed. Maybe I didn't ask for the right things.

Why More Americans Are Going For A Second Marriage

Buck Wargo | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

When women ask me as a 52-year-old male why I've never been married, it's always insinuated that there's something wrong with me, or I must be a swinging bachelor who just needs a good woman to show him the way.

Five Tips for a Successful Second Marriage

Lee Gaitan | Posted 05.17.2015 | 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 05.17.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 04.29.2015 | 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 04.29.2015 | 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 04.26.2015 | 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 04.19.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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.