Would you get divorced again?
I’d like to think I wouldn’t, of course. However, if I found myself in a situation where I knew it was the best option, I wouldn’t feel bad about doing it again.
We’ve all heard that the divorce rate for second marriages is higher than that for first marriages (source). I wonder, though, if the divorce rate in second marriages varies based on the previous filing status of the couple. As I’ve stated before, I filed for my divorce (quite proudly so), so I’ve been there, done that and I know the drill. If I needed to do it again, it would be a piece of cake (mmm…”divorce party” cake!). That being said, I wonder about those who didn’t willingly participate in their first divorce- those who felt it was something that “happened to them”. With one “failure” (no, I don’t actually see it that way, but others do) under their belts and no knowledge of the ropes, are these individuals more determined to stick it out the second time around? If anyone knows of existing data covering this aspect, please share it.
And how about that Divorce Insurance? What’s the opinion on having that peace of mind the second time around? Personally, I think it’s a good idea in theory… buuutttt, the premiums seem kinda high when I figure something like that in with the rest of my monthly bills. It might be a pretty good marketing opportunity for those wedding retailers to team up with the divorce insurance people and offer discounts or a free policy with the purchase of …. some of those things people buy for weddings….