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5 Tips on Making Your Remarriage a Success

Sep 8, 2008
While divorce is very difficult and painful, eventually that pain will go away. When it does, you may start dating and eventually find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. If this happens, you will probably consider getting remarried. This can come with a lot of excitement as well as a lot of anxiety. You might have fears that your new marriage will end up a disaster like the previous one. While this is a valid fear, most of the time it is just leftover anxiety from the previous marriage. By working on your new marriage and investing in the health of the new marriage, you can make it a great one. Here are 5 tips on making your remarriage a success!

1. Recognize Past Faults

You know what went wrong in your previous marriage. While your ex spouse probably deserves a lot of the blame, chances are you weren't completely innocent either. By understanding what you did wrong in your last marriage, you can work to keep your new marriage happy and healthy. Perhaps in your last marriage, you had an issue communicating or couldn't control your anger when responding to your spouse. Whatever your faults were, by working on them you can only improve yourself and your marriage!

2. Create Marriage Goals

Another way that you can make your remarriage a success is to create marriage goals for you and your spouse. Make them small, attainable goals that you can follow through with and that will help build strong bonds between you. For instance, you might make a goal to spend at least an hour a day with your spouse or to do something that makes your spouse laugh every day. These small goals are like making tiny investments in your marriage and believe me, those investments add up!

3. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

As you've probably realized, with marriage, you have to choose your battles. Sometimes the small stuff just isn't worth the extra breath it takes to talk about. For instance, your spouse forgets to wash dishes once. That's not something you're going to remember in 20 years! If something truly needs to be discussed and of course you should handle it but forget about the small stuff and you will be much happier.

4. Make Sure the Lines of Communication are Open

Communication is one of the most important things to have in a marriage. Without good communication, there is a very good chance that you will start having problems. Work on good communication and discuss things without attacking your spouse or making him or her become defensive. The more you work on this, the better your marriage will be.

5. Laugh a Lot

Laughing is great for your health, your mood and your marriage! There's no need to be so serious all the time and especially when it comes to marriage. Exercise your humor muscle and you will really see how it benefits your marriage. It's amazing how such a simple thing can do wonders for a marriage, but it really can!

When you use these 5 tips to make your remarriage a success, you will strengthen bonds, make a healthier partnership and really enjoy yourself while you're at it! Good luck!
About the Author
Dani Taylor is one of the most active members of the divorce support community at Xstilla.com. She is also the editor of the Children & Divorce section and the author of many articles that help people find their way through complicated cases of divorce and child support issues.
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