Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts

To help your second marriage get off to a stronger start, take note of what the book, Saving Your Second Marriage Before it Starts, says happily married couples have:

* Healthy expectations of marriage
* A realistic concept of love
* A positive attitude and outlook toward life
* The ability to communicate their feelings
* An understanding and acceptance of gender differences
* The ability to make decisions and settle arguments
* A common spiritual foundation and goal
* Knowledge of what it takes to combine a family
* Stepparenting skills

Also examine the beliefs the authors, Les and Leslie Parrot, say are dangerous to marriages:

* We expect exactly the same things from marriage
* Everything good in our relationship will get better
* Everything bad in my life will disappear
* Adjustment to married life occurs more quickly in remarriage
* My spouse will make me whole

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