Are You Considering A Second Marriage: Giving Marriage Another Shot…
It is wedding season again and many couples have been anticipating making a commitment for the second or maybe third time in their lives.:
Before making another step in marrying again, are you ready to experience again the consequences of living again with someone?
First, you must review the performance you made in your previous marriage. You will ask to yourself, how could I be a better spouse? Why did our union end in divorce? What really went wrong? What weaknesses do I still need to work on? many questions remained in your first marriage. So you must able to answer first all unending questions before thinking to marry again.
Second, know what you’re really looking for in a partner. Be sure of the character traits you want. Don’t force yourself to settle down just because you’re lonely and in dire need of a companion. Finally, let time answer your questions. Enjoy your freedom, at least for a moment and give yourself much time in finding your potential mate before you say “I do” again.
In entering another chapter in your life, second marriage is a very challenging obligation for you. Many different things are about to change in your everyday life when you finally decided to remarry. Freedom will be lost again. You must be prepared forthe new responsibility you will take on.
For marrying the second time around, there are lots of things to consider for making it a successful one. There are many situations you must be able to fully understand in order to cope with the differences with your new spouse. These are the following:
•EXPECTATIONS FOR A HEALTHY MARRIAGE
In the beginning of the second marriage, problems will not occur instantly. As a new couple, you are savoring your new found love. However, too many expectations may arise when one is to demanding to the other. This can be fixed if you can tell what your limitations are and what you can only do.
•REALISTIC APPROACH OF LOVE
This can be the best thing ever happened to the second marriage. Love must blossom unconditionally with respect. Give and take-this is for the equal releasing of feelings.
•POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND OUTLOOK IN LIFE
It may not be perfect at all, but happy in what you have. Do not force yourself in giving just to ensure the happiness on your spouse. You must be contented with the abilities and capabilities of your partner. Encourage your partner in giving his/her best in any other way.
•COMMUNICATING ABOUT FEELINGS
You must be open to what you really feel. Have the time to talk. This can help in keeping the flame alive. Listen to your partner. In listening you get what he/she wants to relate.
•UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTING DIFFERENCES
You may not be able to do everything, Understanding and accepting weaknesses are part of marriage. Humans are not perfect, so they imake mistakes. You must respect the little things he/she does.
•MAKING DECISIONS AND SETTLING ARGUMENTS
These kinds of situations are very crucial. It can make or break the relationship. In making decisions you must tell what you’re thinking. Possibly, accept your partner’s opinion. Settle your arguments in due time. Arguments are really mind busters. This may create gaps in the relationship.
•COMMON SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION AND GOAL
It may be good if both of you believe in the same religion doctrine. It can avoid debates on what are the right beliefs. A dream of a perfect family is one common goal. This can be done if both are very cooperative and serious. It can be a good foundation in the years to come. This can be the guiding force of making a successful relationship.
•COMBINING A FAMILY
What if your new spouse has a child or children in his/her previous marriage? You must know at least step-parenting skills. You are dealing with the emotions of their new environment. Be good to them as they are also important to your spouse’s life. Accept them as you accepted your partner. Make them also one of your main priorities.
In committing your life again to someone, make sure that you are really serious and prepared. Sacrifice and true love must be your agenda for marriage so it’s not taken for granted.
Here is to hoping your second marriage ia a successful and fruitful one.
Best wishes ,good luck and Many Blessings…