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Second Marriages

5 Tips for Blending Families With Children at Second Weddings

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.18.2014 | 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 06.23.2014 | 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...

Iyanla Vanzant: 'Put Your Big Girl Panties On' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.24.2012 | OWN

Nicole, a wife and mom from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been married to her second husband for three years. Now she has reached out to relationship ex...

Iyanla Vanzant: 'Turn The Cameras Off' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.23.2012 | OWN

On the November 24 episode of "Iyanla: Fix My Life," relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant heads to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to help a woman, Nicole, who ...

WATCH: Iyanla Vanzant Confronts A Mom Who Feels 'Worthless'

Posted 11.21.2012 | OWN

On the Nov. 24 episode of "Iyanla: Fix My Life," relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant heads to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to help Nicole, a woman who says ...

Are Second And Third Marriages Doomed To Fail?

Leo Averbach | Posted 05.30.2012 | Divorce
Leo Averbach

Past statistics have shown that in the U.S., 50 percent of first marriages, 67 percent of second, and 73 percent of third marriages end in divorce. What are the reasons for this progressive increase in divorce rates?

Elderly Couple Transcends Language Barrier To Find Love

Posted 02.14.2012 | Good News

Love is often referred to as a universal language, and no truer was that sentiment than today, when sources reported two retirement home sweethearts f...

Can Marriage Be Lovelier The Second Time Around?

ThirdAge | Sondra Forsyth | Posted 12.27.2011 | Fifty

You may have heard about the gloomy report from the National Center for Health Statistics that says second marriages are more likely to fail than firs...