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Are second and third marriages more likely to fail?

When you exchange vows with your future partner, the last thing you want is to file for divorce a few years or decades down the road. However, the phrase, ‘till death do we part,’ may not always hold true in some marriages. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half of all marriages end in divorce. This high statistic may seem unreasonable; yet, many people are quick to file for divorce when a problem arises or when people grow apart from each other and decide to go their separate ways. 

When this happens, it is likely that you may remarry and hopefully, this pairing will fair better than the first. Statistics show that the chances of filing for divorce a second or third time are great. While 50% of first marriages end in divorce, 67% of second marriage are expected to have the same fate. Furthermore, if you choose to marry a third time, you have a surprising 73% chance of filing for divorce then. Why is there a greater chance of divorce with each marriage?

You would think that maybe by the second or third marriages you may have learned what does not work for you and attempt to avoid creating the same situation. Yet, researchers found that there are several factors that may cause this higher rate of divorce. You may jump into a rebound marriage, and quickly find another companion in order to heal from your first divorce. You may also view marriage as a disposable union, and one you can easily part from if a problem occurs. Furthermore, you may see warning signs of divorce early on and choose to jump ship before a problem occurs. Making sure you are independent and do not rely on your spouse for financial aid may also help you to leave a relationship whenever you wish.

This information is intended to educate and should not be taken as legal advice.



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