According to the US Census Bureau, the divorce rate goes up when people marry for a second or third time.
- 41 percent of first marriages end in divorce.
- 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce.
- 73 percent of third marriages end in divorce.
Interestingly, some years ago, I counseled a couple who had married and remarried each other, (the same person), a total of seven or eight times. This, as you might expect, is very unusual.
Now, why do second and third marriages end?
Perhaps, people realize that while a divorce is unpleasant, they learn that they can survive the dissolution of a marriage.
Some people who are wounded and vulnerable after a break up connect with another partner too soon and make a wrong choice.
Why do people remarry?
Many human beings like having a partner and get used to going through life with a companion/soul mate.
Jay P. Granat, Ph.D. is a Psychotherapist, Author, Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist and the Founder of HighNetWorthDivorces.com.