Why Second Marriages Are More Perilous Remarrying mates have unrealistic expectations and don’t anticipate the unique challenges to second families. By Maggie Scarf (Reblog from TIME Magazine)

Just an interesting observation. Hope you glean something from this post.

According to the Author, Maggie Scarf posit that "Many people see remarriage as a fresh new chance at happiness with a partner whom they should have chosen in the first place."

But the statistics reveal that second or later marriages are much more likely to end in divorce. Why is this so?

For one thing, remarrying mates often have unrealistic expectations. They are in love, and they don’t really understand that the replacement of a missing partner (due to divorce, desertion or death) doesn’t actually restore the family to its first-marriage status.

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