Second Marriage Success

Are you getting married for the second time? Getting a divorce in Utah is the kind of emotional and mental stress that also materializes as physical stress. A divorce can literally consume you. And why not? Emotions. Finances. Children — if any. These things all complicate a divorce. So, once the divorce is completed and you have moved on, why would you ever think a successful second marriage could ever prove possible? Our SLC, Utah divorce attorneys at Wall & Wall Attorneys at Law believe a second marriage can be successful, and the statistics support this belief.

What the Stats Say on Second Marriage Success Rates in Utah

Marriage is a beautiful celebration in Utah, and for good reason: it is the coming together of two people who love each other. But for a long time, divorce in Utah has been accompanied by unfortunate statistics. According to Utah’s Public Health Data Resource:

  • The UT marriage rate spiked in 2015 at a rate of 8.1 percent, and
  • Over the past 25 years, Utah’s marriage rates have been much higher than U.S. rates.

But it isn’t all bad news. For one, the divorce rate in Utah has been slowly but consistently declining. Even better news is: remarriage in Utah is high. The Statistical Atlas reports that marriage and divorce data – recently updated in September 2018, indicates that:

  • In Utah, 53% of the female population is married while 10% have had a divorce. In the United States, just over 40% of the female population is married while around 13% are divorced.   
  • In Utah, 54% of the male population is married while 8% have had a divorce. In the United States, just over 45% are married while 10% are divorced.

What these statistics show us is simple, though people living in SLC and throughout Utah may be more inclined to divorce, they are also more inclined to remarry, making the second marriage success rate in Utah overall higher than the American average.

5 Ways to Make Your Second Marriage Last

The data in Utah is not surprising given that in Utah religion plays a large role in the lives of its residents. So many young people get married before they even know who they are. So, they divorce. But they get back on their feet, with the assistance of religion, friends, and family, and remarry.

Here are 5 reasons why marriage can be better the second time around and how you can make your second marriage last.

  1. Know who you are and what you want. Know your faults and good points. Stay strong, and in doing so, you go into marriage as an equal.

  2. Know what you expect from a marriage. Don’t expect happy days every day. There will be conflict, confusion, sadness, among other things. Yet, so long as you know what to expect, you can address it openly and willingly.

  3. Know that romantic love is not persistent and not supposed to be. But love is enduring. You become stronger together as your friendship becomes more entwined and you love not the feeling of being in love but the person whom you married.

  4. Communicate. That is the key. So many failed marriages are the result of failed communication.

  5. Create a positive vision. Create in your mind what you want and then to go after it. You know now what you do not want, but be sure to know what you do want.

If You are Considering a Divorce – Our Experienced Utah Divorce Attorneys Can Help

If you are thinking about divorce but are waiting because you fear what’s on the other side: stop fearing and start taking the necessary steps to start the process. A divorce does not have to be the end of your life — because it isn’t. In many ways, it can be the beginning of a new life, something you create with intention. At Wall & Wall Attorneys at Law, we have a combined 190 years of experience working with many clients in Utah facing a divorce. We know your fears. We know your expectations. And we know your worries. But with an experienced Salt Lake City, Utah divorce attorney, you will begin to see the silver lining. Speak with our compassionate divorce attorneys in Utah today by contacting us at 801-441-2388 to schedule a free consultation.

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