It’s 2014 and guess what? The fact remains approximately one-half of all marriages still end in divorce.
That’s always a startling number and definitely causes many to evaluate their thinking when hiking and stumbling through the dating world.
However, what do you do if you meet someone you really believe is The One? The only catch or source for concern is they’ve been married before - several times.
Let me share with you some interesting statistics:
The divorce rates of people who have been married multiple times consistently rises as their number of marriages increase. One stat that really caught my attention was the 73 percent rate of those ending their third marriage.
It makes me wonder what they would be like after that. Can you say Liz Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor or J Lo?
First, in all fairness, divorce happens for many legitimate reasons: abuse (physical or mental), financial distress, loss of chemistry, lack of commitment, infidelity, marrying too young or maybe both parties had some unrealistic expectations.
The rationale usually flies in all directions about why couples split and none of us has the right to judge. But if you’re one who’s looking for a first-time potential mate, these percentages should factor in while dating one who’s already walked down the aisle several times, man or woman.
I've never been one to disregard a one-time divorcee as a potnetial love interest, but with a two-time divorcee, it depends on their reasoning. One who's been married three times or more, I have to admit I'm seeing major red flags.
I'll confess I once saw someone who had three divorces to her credit. However, things didn't exactly end up well. Infidelity, alcoholism and unkept expectations were reasons for her breakups. The problem was the enduring emotional pain or all three left extremely long scars, affecting and keeping her from enjoying new and potentially healthy relationships.
Most that look to marry all carry natural expectations. They someone to grow old with, take care of, have their backs, raise children and build a financial nest egg each can benefit from. It's only normal to want a partner who'll make you their most important person.
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