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Are second marriages more prone to end?

On Behalf of | Nov 23, 2020 | Family Law |

Couples who marry in New Jersey and other parts of the U.S. probably never think about the possibility of divorce. Unfortunately, 40% to 50% of divorces fail. While many divorced individuals decide to remarry later on, several issues could lead to the dissolution of their marriage.

Some couples have great success with subsequent marriages because they’ve been able to reflect and learn why their first attempts didn’t work out. On the other hand, many couples who remarry face a higher divorce rate with each subsequent trip down the aisle. Second and third marriages may be more prone to failure for many reasons.

Finances are the number one reason for divorce among first-time spouses, and it’s no different for second and third marriages. While money stressors can be difficult enough to manage for any couple, matters can only get complicated when issues like child support and alimony payments are factored into the mix.

Another common factor that often leads to divorce is baggage from a previous marriage. When a person has already faced the challenges of divorce in the past, it can be incredibly difficult to fully open up his or her heart to a new spouse. The fear of getting too close can cause a person to partially shut down.

All too often, couples decide to remarry for the wrong reasons. Maybe they’re afraid of being alone or navigating life without the support of another person. Jumping from relationship to relationship is a dangerous pattern that can set a marriage up for failure. Failing to truly get to know a person before marrying him or her is equally as dangerous.

While no couple plans to divorce, many marriages fail for several reasons. If you’re facing this situation, you don’t have to go through it alone. Consider speaking to an experienced divorce attorney.