I've been so struck this week by that statistic that says 60% of second marriages end in divorce and that the rates are higher for people like me with kids. The first time around I picked someone who was similar in age, education, beliefs, etc. and we had our families behind us and our whole future ahead. I really thought the 50% divorce rate didn't apply to me because I was committed to NOT getting divorced and had picked 'the one.' Now that I've been wrong once, I'm finding it hard to tell myself that I'll be part of the 35-40% successful second marriages because I know I can't stay married if my spouse doesn't agree. I will probably still go with my feelings in the end, but I find myself not only asking, "is this the one?" but also, "how would this person act in a divorce?" How scary is that?
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