In the past 75 percent of people who divorced remarried. It will be interesting to see if this new phenomena of “gray divorce” will change that figure. When a marriage fails, people tend to believe that what they have learned from the first marriage will help them avoid making mistakes in the next marriage.
The second time you probably will not choose a partner with the same weaknesses and strengths, but your new mate may have the opposite weaknesses. You will still have to learn how to focus on the strengths and minimize the weaknesses. It boils down to learning how to live with another person in a way that will maximize both partners’ strengths and minimize weaknesses. Then you have twice as many strengths together plus the fun and joy of blending your souls.
Is it possible that some people who leave long time marriages have decided it is better to be single?