Why is the risk of divorce greater for second marriages?

On Behalf of | May 11, 2017 | Divorce

Many people whose first Mount Holly marriage ends in divorce choose to forego walking down the aisle a second time. However, others have no hesitation about taking the plunge again. If a second, or third, marriage is on your horizon, here are some reasons why subsequent marriages have a higher risk of divorce than first marriages.

Anyone who has been in a committed relationship can attest to the fact that it can be hard work. If your relationship with your ex had problems that you could not get past, it can be dangerous to assume that you will not also encounter problems in your next relationships, advises the Huffington Post. Some of the issues may be the same and some may be entirely different. Chances are, if you had trouble working through difficulties in your first marriage, it may also be a problematic the second time around.

Another reason that remarriages may be more likely to end is that divorce becomes easier when you have done it before. You and your new spouse may have less in common in terms of family and things that you own together. That can make splitting up simpler and much less of a hassle.

Finally, if you or your new spouse have children, blending families can be more complicated than many people realize. It can be hard enough managing complicated schedules and it can be even worse when personalities do not mesh. Plus, a parent will likely still have to have contact with their ex and that sometimes lead to resentment on the part of the new spouse.