After going through a divorce, many adults eventually find love again. However, some may be leery of signing up for another marriage if the emotional and financial wounds from the break-up of the first marriage are still fresh. With a little work and by drawing from lessons learned in the past, a second marriage can be successful.

According to The Wall Street Journal, first and second marriages that end in divorce last around the same amount of time, states the news source, which is very telling information.

“The fact that the divorce rate isn’t higher for remarriages shows that a lot of people are trying very hard and with great success to make their second marriages work,” Andrew Cherlin, professor of sociology and public policy at Johns Hopkins University, explained to the publication.

One of the most common ways divorced men and women start new marriages is to gain understanding from how their first unions ended, like what they can’t tolerate and what they need in a partner.

According to Better Homes and Gardens, adults who decide to remarry should remember to put all their cards on the table when it comes to finances, such as existing debts. Having an open conversation about these financial problems can save trouble in the long run.

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