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Remarriage and Renewal

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 07.11.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Many parents and children who felt bruised and battered following the break-up of the original family find healing and satisfaction in the new start promised by remarriage. The new marriages that thrive are those where the partners have worked on these 5 Rs together.

To Blend or Not to Blend: The Pros and Cons of a Blended Family

Amy Lord | Posted 06.24.2014 | Divorce
Amy Lord

All I can say is step lightly. No one is replaceable. No one is replacing your child's mommy or daddy. It is a new situation and a very delicate one at that.

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...

Saying Goodbye

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.06.2014 | Divorce
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Ever wondered what saying "Goodbye" in a healthy way might look like? Because it seems like none of us detach very well from relationships. That's why they make frozen yogurt and Netflix, right?

'Always A Bride, Never A Bridesmaid'

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 06.04.2014 | Divorce
Lara Lillibridge

When I see my mother and her partner dance in the kitchen while making breakfast after being together for over 35 years, I want that. I'm just not sure that I want to subject that kind of love to the institution of marriage. It's not something I've excelled at, and love is too precious to risk.

Finding Bliss When Remarrying With Children

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 07.14.2014 | 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.

DIY Ideas for Incorporating Children into Second Weddings

Rachel Sherman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Weddings
Rachel Sherman

A second marriage is different. It starts with a second wedding. This wedding is also different. First of all, you are an old hat. Second of all, much of the weight is (hopefully) lifted.

Of Mothers and Sons (and Daughters and Stepdaughters)

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

I have a son too. He turned 17 in March. He's six feet tall, kind, smart, handsome. He's leaving for college in a year. Or so. And I frequently catch myself looking at him when he doesn't know it. (Because if he knew, he'd say, "Why are you looking at me like that?")

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...

I've Been Unconsciously Coupling for Years!

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 06.09.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin decided to consciously uncouple. When I became uncoupled, it was called divorce. I used to feel bad about myself, but...

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...

How to Avoid Making Your Lawyer Rich or Damaging Your Children

Krista Barth | Posted 06.01.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

4. You can be the parent better at organizing schoolwork or coaching football, just like in an intact marriage, but you cannot "replace" the other parent for the child.

6 Things To Remember When Planning A Second Wedding

Teri McCowan | Posted 05.21.2014 | Divorce
Teri McCowan

My fiancé and I are in our mid-50s. This is the second marriage for both of us, and god willing, our last. My expectations are very different this time around. My focus isn't on how things will look in the pursuit of perfection but rather on the meaning of the celebration.

10 Ways To Stay The Hell Out Of Divorce Court

Krista Barth | Posted 05.14.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

Why do people marry people they know are unkind, unfaithful, selfish, or without common values or interests?

One Big, Happy Family

Krista Barth | Posted 05.11.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

No "steps," no "halfs," no "yours," no "mine," just family.

Saying "I Do" Over & Over

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.21.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Greenberg

What is it about marriage that makes so many of us want to try out yet another one after 1 or even 2 failed marriages?

Why More Women Are Staying Single

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

More women are trading their childhood dreams for a new, marriage-free future. Whatever you want to call the cause -- independence, a love for cats or just thinking outside the engagement ring box -- the U.S. marriage rate is its lowest in more than a century

What It's Like To Be Divorced By 22 -- And Remarried By 27

Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce

"This Is Divorce At..." is a HuffPost Divorce series delving into divorce at every stage of life. Want to share your experience of divorcing at a cert...

3 Days in the Life of a Blended Family of Seven

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 03.15.2014 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

I am a planner. Google calendar is my friend. I have five kids' and two adults' calendars on my phone, with alerts programmed to mine and theirs (thou...

11 Reasons To Give Marriage Another Shot After Divorce

Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce

Mention the word "remarriage" to a newly divorced friend and you're likely to get laughed at, cursed at, or some combination of the two. With stat...

A Stepmom Learns From Nelson Mandela

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 02.12.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

I am not a historian or politician. From a distant view, there appears to be a few lessons that we may be able to apply to our own lives. Here are a few lessons about leadership that may give us cause to consider.

6 Reasons Marriage Is Better The Second Time Around

Lisa Arends | Posted 02.02.2014 | Divorce
Lisa Arends

Regardless of the reasons, the numbers are clear. Second marriages are more likely to fail than first unions. But, when it comes to relationships, I don't care about statistics. I care about individual marriages.

Second Wives Score Bigger Bling

Michael Fried | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings
Michael Fried

Wouldn't you think that the second time the groom-to-be might be more wary of the overpriced lure of diamonds, especially considering that they didn't last "forever" like his dissolved first marriage?

The Reason Why Middle-Aged Men End Their Marriages

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

When I was 19 years old, my father and mother separated for good, after years of going back and forth, trying to make their marriage work. Though 40 may be on the young side for a male midlife crisis, in my father's case it was a perfect storm of circumstances that finally pushed him out the door.

17 Awesome Pieces of Marriage Advice From The Divorced

Posted 11.18.2013 | Divorce

Sometimes it takes the wake up call of divorce to gain some perspective on what works -- and doesn't work -- in a marriage. That's a bittersweet t...