The myth of second marriages as “fresh” beginnings….

by Rod Smith

Second marriages are not “fresh beginnings” as many couples would like to believe. A failed first marriage, no matter what the reasons for its disintegration, will cast some shadows over the second marriage.

Wise couples acknowledge this, accommodate the learning and talk about it – and thus diminish its power.

Naïve couples blissfully ignore the past until it blindsides them a little while after the honeymoon – if they are lucky enough for it to wait that long.

One Comment to “The myth of second marriages as “fresh” beginnings….”

  1. Which is why third marriages are often the most successful, especially for men.

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