Marriages fail every day, leaving in their wake vulnerable and lonely men and women who wonder how they will ever make it without a partner. Many choose to rush into a new marriage, but the odds against that marriage being successful are overwhelming unless old issues are resolved and a solid foundation is created on which to build a new relationship. It would be easy to assume that anyone who has gone through the painful process of divorce would have learned something from it and would be less likely to repeat the mistakes of the past. Unfortunately, this is not always so. Entrenched life patterns, if not identified and broken, can contribute to the destruction of a second marriage just as easily as they may have helped destroy the first one. Even when you wholeheartedly believe the breakup of your previous marriage is your ex-spouse’s fault, it is important to remember that it is rarely if ever just one person who “causes” a divorce. Often after it is too late, a second-time newlywed finds out that even though the new spouse is indeed different from the first one, old patterns have been carried into the new relationship by both partners. This e-book takes an in-depth look at the past and what helped create it, a succinct look at what is going on in a present relationship, and what needs to considered before entering a new marriage, especially one involving children.
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