Despite all the fairy tales about evil second wives and wicked stepmothers, being a second wife isn’t quite that black and white. We rounded up challenges you could look out for in your role as a second wife, so you’re equipped for anything that might come your way.
Life is about second chances and so are second marriages. It is often said that second marriages work better because people don’t make the same mistakes they made in the first marriage. Second marriage success stories are more. A just-married couple in their 40s gave up smoking so that they could be healthy and have a better life together. In second marriages people are ever grateful for a second chance from life so they make the extra effort to make the marriage work.
But second marriage also has its flip side. A second marriage carries the emotional baggage from the first marriage, sometimes there is interference from the ex and sometimes the children involved become a complicated issue. People often struggle more in a second marriage.
People are also reluctant to move out of a second marriage because they have already dealt with the emotional stress of the breakdown of the first marriage. So there is a chance for second marriages to get more toxic. Bonobology presents both sides of the second marriage story.
It is not easy living in a family. Despite the love, security and warmth they offer, conflicts between various members are an integral part of life. It is even more so in the case of a blended family that brings its own emotional and physical baggage with it. When two partners, who have children from …