by Yolanda King Stephen
Everyone has an opinion on what you should do before uttering these two words of promise. Forbes highlights how to get your finances in order before saying “˜I Do’, Essence and Vogue prop up photos of opulent wedding dresses next to advice articles, and Wikipedia boasts a movie with the title, Before You Say “I Do”.
When you listened to the advice of your friends and family, or read articles before your first marriage, you may have halted everything you were doing, pinned the article on your Pinterest board, posted the advice on your Facebook page, or even liked the status of someone who shared it with you. But after you have brushed the altar of marriage once and then life’s circumstances push your title from Mrs. to Ms., you may need a little refresher course on jumping the broom. Again.
According to Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, 50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second marriages and 74% of third marriages end in divorce, so subsequent times around the altar may be a bit trickier. Widows, widowers, and divorcees may share many of the same apprehensions and questions concerning future commitments.
Here are six practical tips that can help guide you through.
Check out the remainder of the tips in the article, What to Do Before Saying “I Do”….Again, on the Armed Magazine site.
BMWK – What tips would you give a person that was planning on re-marrying? What is the best piece of advice that you have received prior to getting married?