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Remarriage Tips

Second Time Around Tips for Married Couples


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Second marriages have a higher divorce rate than first marriages. Here are some remarriage tips to help make your second marriage a successful one.
  • Take your time. Look before you leap the second time.
  • Make sure you two have private time alone together.
  • Learn how to compromise. You can't always have it your way.
  • Don't try to be a super-stepparent. You won't succeed.
  • Share your expectations with one another on a daily basis.
  • Don't sweep issues under the rug. Fight fair.
  • Keep your sense of humor.
  • Be honest.
  • Set ground rules about dealing with the children.
  • Don't put down ex-spouses in front of the kids.
  • Discuss money matters up front before you marry. Make provisions for how your prior assets will be passed down to your children in the event of death.
  • Treat one another with kindness and respect.
  • Learn from your pasts. Resolve any unfinished business from your previous relationships.
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