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Jim Duzak -
Why Second and Third Marriages Often End in Divorce
By Jim Duzak, the 'Attorney at Love' & Author of 'Mid-
Statistically speaking, the more times you’ve been married in the past, the more likely you’ll get divorced again if you remarry.
The divorce rate for first marriages (meaning a marriage in which neither person
has been married before) is about forty percent. But for second marriages (i.e.,
at least one of the spouses has been married once before) the rate jumps to sixty
percent, and for third marriages (at least one of the spouses has been married twice
before) it’s a whopping seventy-
Why would this be? Don’t people learn from their mistakes? Well, unfortunately, many
people don’t, or they rush into another marriage for the wrong reasons or before
they’ve figured out what went wrong last time.
Here are some common post-
You fear living alone, and will get married just to have someone to come home to.
In addition, second and third marriages often involve the challenges of dealing with
stepchildren and/or difficult ex-
The good news is that divorce statistics-
They don’t predict how your marriage will turn out. If you or your future spouse are getting married for the second, third, or even the fourth time, you can “beat the odds” if you’re well-
But if you recognize yourself or your partner in at least one of the scenarios I
listed, you should temporarily hold off on getting remarried. You may need to do