People come up to me all the time after I speak at conferences to tell me about their relationships—especially when I have mentioned re-marriage. Women who have been divorced tell me that despite being in a loving, supportive relationship with a man who wants to marry them, they’ve heard 60 percent of second marriages fail. Some of them are gun-shy; others aren’t sure they should fully trust and combine bank accounts. (‘Just in case, you know?’). And because I spent eight years investigating the complex world of marriage and divorce data, those reactions make me so sad! I want to share the truth about those ugly statistics and “facts.” Is it really true that such a large percentage of second marriages end in divorce? The answer is a resounding NO!
Read on for 3 things you need to know if you’re considering a second marriage: