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Second Marriages

He Loved Me Anyway

Trish Eklund | Posted 07.25.2016 | Divorce
Trish Eklund

Our vacation made me realize first how stressed I truly am in my day-to-day life, and part of the reason for it is I don't take enough time for my self-care, my passions, or my family time.

A Letter To My 52-Year-Old Self On The Eve Of My Second Wedding

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.04.2016 | Divorce

Five years after her first marriage ended, Lisa Copeland married for a second time in 2007, believing she'd finally found the one. Though the marriag...

When You Become Too Independent To Marry Again

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 02.02.2017 | 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?

Discovering Prince Edward Island and Buying a House at the End of the World

Holly Robinson | Posted 10.02.2016 | Travel
Holly Robinson

A few years after first discovering Prince Edward Island as a single mom with two young children, I invited my second husband, Dan, to see the island for the first time. I was beyond nervous. What if Dan saw this island and shrugged his shoulders?

5 Ways To Make Love Last The Second Time Around

Caitlin Grace | Posted 08.12.2016 | Divorce
Caitlin Grace

We don't see how they cope with the realities of life. We don't see how they adjust to living together or what happens after the wedding and the honeymoon. Most of all, we don't see how couples stay together, year after year, through raising kids, job losses, ill health, in laws and all the other daily things that make up a life.

15 Things the Very Married Have That You Probably Don't

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 06.14.2016 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

Dysfunctional relationships abound and the divorce rate is ridiculously high, mostly due to ignorance and immaturity, but on the other end of the spectrum, do you know how many married couples are truly happy? Not many, my friends.

8 Conversations You Need To Have Before Marrying Again

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.01.2015 | Divorce

Frank Sinatra once crooned that love is lovelier the second time around but Ol' Blue Eyes wasn't telling the whole story: when you remarry, love is al...

Why More Americans Are Going For A Second Marriage

Buck Wargo | Posted 05.18.2016 | 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.

10 Reasons Marriage Is So Much Better The Second Time Around

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.17.2015 | Divorce

Divorce can be so emotionally taxing, it's enough to make you want to swear off marriage for the rest of your life. But don't go pledging yourself...

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...

5 Tips for Blending Families With Children at Second Weddings

Sandy Malone | Posted 09.17.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

You're not just getting married and perhaps gaining some new children in the process or bringing a new spouse into your life -- your children are gaining a whole new family through your marriage. Making them feel like they're part of the decision-making process is a great way to start things off on the right foot.

Could the Way We Think About Divorce Be All Wrong?

Laura Seldon | Posted 08.23.2014 | Divorce
Laura Seldon

The numbers prove that for the majority of people, second marriages are a second chance at real, true, lasting love. This should be encouraging news for anyone second-guessing their decision to remarry.

The Only Question to Ask When It Comes to Love

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

My college boyfriend dropped quite the bombshell after we'd been dating for a few years. "Let's break up for a while," he suggested, "and see if we mi...

How Divorcés Really Feel About Remarriage

Posted 09.17.2013 | Divorce

Marriage isn't for everyone, and apparently, that's especially true for people who've already walked down the aisle once before. Late last week, U...

Why More And More Americans Are Saying 'I Don't' To Remarriage

Posted 09.13.2013 | Divorce

Have apprehensions about marrying again? You're not alone. The remarriage rate in the US has dropped 40 percent over the past 20 years, according ...

How Readers Knew Their New Partner Was 'The One'

Posted 08.15.2013 | Divorce

It's not easy to allow yourself to fall back in love after divorce. But after years of playing it safe in the relationships department, sometimes all ...

Our Wedding Was Perfect... For Us

Susan Chatzky | Posted 10.01.2013 | Weddings
Susan Chatzky

It was a wonderful night. It was filled with love and happiness, and everyone seemed to have a really good time. No one seemed to miss any of the usual traditions, no one scoffed at my wedding dress, everyone loved the kids singing.

We've Both Had a Total of 5 Weddings! Should We Have Another One?

Ann Blumenthal Jacobs | Posted 07.16.2013 | Weddings
Ann Blumenthal Jacobs

Who said the road to true love isn't sometimes bumpy? One question the women we interviewed all faced was whether or not to have yet another wedding.

How To Take The Stress Out Of Introducing The Kids To Your New Love

Posted 04.03.2013 | Divorce

After many months (or years!), you've finally met someone you can see yourself being with long term. By this time, you've even made all the necessary ...

16 Ways To Be A Better Stepparent

Posted 03.28.2013 | Divorce

When you marry someone with kids, it's understandable to want to win over your new stepkids quickly. But the road to a stable relationship with your s...

31 Pieces Of Marriage Advice From Divorcés

Posted 03.27.2013 | Divorce

Want to divorce-proof your marriage? Take some advice from a divorcé. Seriously. Consider, for instance, the advice life coach Meg Buck offered We...

How To Win Over Your Stepkids

Posted 03.26.2013 | Divorce

It's a rare stepparent who hasn't tried, in their own way, to win over their stepkids. Whether it was snapping up two Justin Bieber concert tickets or...

WATCH: What It's Really Like To Be In A Blended Family

Posted 03.21.2013 | Divorce

Bringing two families together after remarriage isn't always easy, but finding happiness and keeping the peace at home can absolutely be done. (Just t...

Thinking About Getting Remarried? Read This First

Posted 02.11.2013 | Divorce

The thought of marrying again can be daunting. With 67 percent of second marriages and 73 percent of third marriages ending in divorce, according to s...

Everything You Need To Know Before Marrying Again

Posted 02.05.2013 | Divorce

You swore you'd never marry again after your first try. You'd been put through the wringer during the divorce process and you came out convinced you w...