What To Consider Before Remarrying
For many people, marriage is a one-and-done event. They’ll marry once, and if it works out, it works out. If it doesn’t, then they’ll swear off remarriage.
Then there are those who want to get married again right away. They can’t stand to be alone. They want another chance at love.
Of course, nobody should spend the rest of their lives lonely. However, before you walk down the aisle again, you’ll want to put a lot of thought into deciding on whether or not you really want to get married again. You need to act with your mind and not just your heart.
A second marriage is not easy. In fact, the rate of divorce for second marriages is even higher, at more than 65%. That’s because second marriages often bring about stepchildren, which means blending families and making life more complicated in general. Before you get married again, here are some things you need to consider first.
Take Your Time
Don’t rush into a new relationship right away. This will only spell disaster. Instead, take your time. Many people wait 2-3 years until remarrying. That seems to be the optimal time to give yourself and your children enough time to heal.
Think About the Kids
Divorce is not just about you. Before remarrying, think about your and your new partner’s children. They are likely suffering from their parents’ divorce. Many children develop anxiety and depression. Many hold out hope that their parents will reconcile, so when their parent is ready to get married again, there can be a sense of loss or grief.
Understand Your Emotional Needs
Before remarriage, make sure that your new relationship is taking care of your emotional needs. Likely, your first marriage did not meet your needs, which led to your divorce in the first place.
Make Sure There is Financial Compatibility
You can’t live on love. No matter what people think, money is important, so be sure to evaluate your and your partner’s before getting married. Get a good idea of assets and debts and discuss finances before walking down the aisle.
Let Go of the Past
If you’re still mad at your ex-spouse and blaming them for everything, you’re not ready to move on. In order to move on with a new partner, you need to let go of the past. Stop trying to seek revenge on your ex-spouse or insert yourself in their life. This will only bring about regret.
Seek Legal Help
After a divorce, you want to ensure you avoid a future divorce. That’s why you need to spend a lot of time thinking about your reasons for marriage and how to avoid the same mistakes you made in your first marriage.
Considering divorce? Seek legal help from Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer Edward J. Jennings, P.A. We’ll make sure you are treated fairly and respectfully. Fill out the online form or call 954-764-4330 to schedule a consultation.