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What Makes Second and Third Marriages More Likely to End in Divorce?

Numerous studies have indicated that second and third marriages are far more likely than first marriages to end in divorce. But why exactly is this?

For one, people who have already gone through one divorce have already been through the process and know what to expect, so they might not have as many reservations as a person who has never been through it all before. If they believe their marriage to be irretrievably broken, they are able to get in touch with the divorce attorney they worked with in the past and begin the process without the same level of fear or apprehension as the first time around.

In some cases, individuals tend to rush into new relationships after their first marriage ends in divorce. Some people get married sooner than perhaps is advised because they want to avoid feeling lonely — and rushed marriages are more likely to eventually fail.

Finally, there’s likely to be more conflicts involving children in second marriages, whether it’s among children and stepparents or between the couple regarding how to raise each other’s kids. Couples in a second marriage are also less likely to stay together “for the children’s sake” because they are less likely to have children with one another. In other words, children are not there to act as a stabilizing factor to help promote a healthy relationship between two people.

None of this is to say that second and third marriages are doomed to end in divorce. However, the numbers speak for themselves.  

If you have any questions about how to proceed with a divorce in Florida, contact an experienced Jacksonville lawyer at Combs Greene, PA today.

Andrea Jevic also contributed to this blog post.

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