Divorced: Is It Ever A Good Idea To Remarry Your Ex?

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Happiness can be found after divorce.
Thinking about remarrying your ex? Factors to consider before making the decision.

You survived round one. You married and divorced your ex. Now you find yourself thinking about remarrying the same person again. It could be for the sake of the kids or for your own sake. You and your ex have remained friendly and enough time has passed to heal old wounds. Surprisingly, you find yourself having feelings for your ex.

Remarrying a person you've divorced can be acceptable under certain circumstances. Perhaps the divorce wasn't extremely bitter or maybe you married young and now you're older and wiser. In some cases, couples still have young children or they've simply fallen back in love. These are all good reasons for reconsidering your previous decision. Although less than 4% of divorced couples remarry, it is not unheard of.

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Before diving back into marriage No. 2 with your ex-spouse, make a list of all the reasons you divorced in the first place. Are some of the same issues still there or have those issues been resolved? You should certainly ask yourself if you are truly in love or just comfortable with a familiar situation. Don't overlook any red flags such as communication issues, differing ways of handling conflicts or incompatible temperments. In the worst case, fear of being alone is preventing you from seeing the situation clearly.

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However, it is entirely possible to be genuinely compatible and in love with your ex. If all the caution flags have been cleared, then maybe you will find yourself joining the slightly less than 4% of divorced couples who marry each other again. It is far more common to become one of the larger percentage of divorced couples who rekindle their relationships without remarrying.

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