Love is a wonderful thing.
Sure, you can throw out your negative statistics about how second marriages have higher failure rates. In some cases, we need to mature to really know what we need from our partners and what we are really capable of giving.
Sometimes, people grow apart too because as they mature into adults. And that, my friends, is a powerful thing. But with this pain can come a newfound appreciation and respect for partnership.
This appreciation and respect can build a greater, more successful relationship. The things a new partner brings to the table can also bring you such joy and gratitude, feeling happy that you found someone who is a better fit.
10 steps to a lasting relationship the second time around
If your marriage or long-term relationship failed, I can bet that you learned a great deal about yourself from this failure. Maybe you learned that you have bad communication habits, or that you chose a partner based off of some unresolved childhood issue. Or maybe you just learned that there are certain must-haves that you need in order to be happily coupled. Failed relationships are hard, but they teach some very important life lessons.
These things simply make you a stronger person and a better partner, as long as you allow them to. Some people let these failures harden them and shut them down. Others use these failures to become stronger and happier.
They then take this happiness and strength into the next happier relationship! Life experiences should make us more confident and comfortable in our skin.
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When this happens, we become a sexier and more desirable partner. Confidence is rather attractive! Love: Part II often brings with it a partner who fits better with your personality and life goals.
The bottom line is that love the second time around can be fantastic! Despite any hardships or obstacles, your maturity and life lessons will have made you into a better partner — a partner that can go out and find a better match for a lifetime of happiness, rather than just a season!
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