How to have a Successful Marriage after a Divorce
So you have decided to tie the knot, again. After having gone through a divorce you may have some apprehension about getting married for the second time. The divorce attorneys at Larsen Law Firm in Provo can give you some comfort. Below are some tips for you to try when it comes to making your second marriage work.
Tie up Loose Ends
Before you jump into a new marriage it is essential that you take some time to make sure that your previous relationship is completely finished. That means taking some time out to grieve, finish all financial settlements, conversations, including texts in the middle of the night to express your feelings about the situation. You need to start with a clean slate with no loose ends from the previous relationship.
Failed first marriages tend to make people increase their demands and expectations in new relationships. There is no such thing as the ‘perfect relationship.’ Coming to this realization sooner rather than later will help you to have a successful marriage. You will both need to make compromises and work together when it comes to strengthening your relationship.
Leave the Past in the Past
It is important to start all new relationships facing forward, leaving your past behind you. Many people make the mistake of involving new partners in dramas of the past. Of course you should be able to speak about your ex with your new partner, especially when children are involved, but unnecessary drama or events that are long past over should never be brought into the new relationship.
Have the Money Talk
If you prefer to keep finances separate it’s best to be open about it from the start, though I advise you to keep a joint account for shared expenses. Be honest and open about debts and strive to eliminate any grey areas. Discuss long-term financial plans and accept your differences. The key is to have that communication and make a plan in regards to budgeting your expenses.
Divorce is never easy. If you need more advice on the divorce process you can trust the divorce attorneys at Larsen Law Firm in Provo to help. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.