Should You Marry Your Ex?
Once you’ve broken up with a romantic partner, should you marry or even date them again? Most people would say no way. Once is enough. If the relationship was so good, then why would you break up in the first place?
The truth is that a lot of people are unsure about whether or not their partner is The One. If the next step is marriage, well that’s a huge step. Some people want to be sure, and that often means breaking up and getting back together not just once, but multiple times.
It’s more common than you may think. In fact, according to a study, 65% of people have been in an on again, off again relationship at some point. As many as 45% of people claim that their current or most recent relationship has been an on again, off again one.
Confusion about a partner is very common. When couples break up, many feel ambivalent. There were reasons to stay and reasons to leave. How do you know if a relationship is going to last?
One of the factors is that people are not marrying young anymore. The average age of a person’s first marriage is the highest ever, at 27.4 years for women and 29.5 years for men. This gives people more time to date around and break up. Plus, there are many more romantic options nowadays, as you can meet potential partners in person as well as online thanks to dating websites. When you are given more choices, how do you choose the right mate?
Are Things Better the Second Time Around?
Many people are relieved to divorce a spouse and be away from that person forever. However, there is a large percentage of people who have regrets. It can be hard to start all over with someone new, and an ex is very familiar to you. This makes them appealing.
You’re choosing a person that you’re already comfortable with. There are no secrets. You’re not worrying about their past or whether or not you have a strong romantic connection. All of that is already known, as your ex is not a stranger.
So it is possible to remarry your ex and make it work, but there are some things you need to keep in mind. For example, you need to know what you want in a partner. Also, you need to ensure that the cause of the divorce is no longer an issue. Otherwise, you’ll just repeat the past.
You need to be honest about why you are back with your ex as well as be open with your fears. Everything needs to be on the table. Also, take your time. There’s no need to rush into a remarriage. Get to know each other again and see if the second time’s a charm.
Seek Legal Help
Considering remarrying an ex? Seek legal help from Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer Edward J. Jennings, P.A. We’ll make sure you understand all the possible issues involved. To schedule a consultation, fill out the online form or call 954-764-4330.