Why do second and third marriages often end in divorce?

| Nov 19, 2020 | Divorce

Getting married for the second time in Indiana can be a great way to start fresh with a new partner. However, when you get married for the second time, you can also bring a lot of baggage into the relationship. If it’s not resolved in time, you might find yourself heading toward another divorce. Here’s why second and third marriages tend to fail.

When you get married for the first time, you’re typically young and inexperienced and have no idea what to expect. This has its drawbacks, but it also means that you don’t have baggage from a previous relationship. Getting married for the second time has the opposite problem. You’re older, wiser and more experienced, but now you have issues from your previous relationship to deal with.

Sometimes, the baggage takes the form of ex-spouses and children from previous marriages. If you and your former spouse parted amicably, they might be happy to see you find love again after your divorce. But if your spouse is still angry, they might do everything they can to sabotage your new relationship. If you had kids with your former spouse, you might be forced to stay in contact with them, which gives them even more opportunities to cause trouble.

Additionally, your children from your previous marriage might resent your new spouse. They might belittle your spouse or say things like “You’re not my real mom!” and make it difficult for the two of you to co-parent.

If this is your second or third marriage, you can probably tell when the relationship has run its course. You might want to speak with a family law attorney about your options. Your attorney may help you file for divorce and protect yourself and your children.

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