Re-Dos: What's Behind Second Marriage?

November 15, 2014 4:36 PM

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First, a confession: I have been married to the same man for over 25 years--my first, and I hope, only husband. But many of my friends and colleagues are on their second round and the subject has always fascinated me. So, as a student of human relations and a practitioner of relationship-building, I think the recent data on remarriage deserves some attention-- even without, in my case, experimentation.

New data by the Pew Research Center finds that forty percent of newlyweds are previously married or widowed people--an increase over past years. 42 million adults remarried in 2013, according to the survey--up from 22 million in 1980. Among married couples today, 23 percent had been married before c...

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