Divorce and Remarriage ? ?
If things were not right in your present marriage and you divorced, and later remarried but married someone you and your family knew and respected as a friend, how does that affect the children in the family ? and how would it affect the one who divorced the spouse ? Would the marriage between the spouse and friend last ??
I agree with Grace. There’s no easy answers to this.
You will always find some family members who will be happy for you and others who think you are doing the wrong thing. I’ve never seen an entire family totally agree on anything, i don’t think yours will be any different.
The ex might find it difficult and feel that there was something there before hand. This could cause the children to be upset by it all. But, the ex could decide to be happy for you. Have you ended it nicely enough where you two can have a conversation? That’s where i’d start if it were me.
Friendships are one of the most important things to have in a marriage. Being each others best friends gets you through the worst of times. Even when love can sometimes flounder, friendship will hold it together and love will come back.
But there is no guarantee that any marriage will last a life time. Not unless two people in the marriage are willing to work and do what it takes to remain married. Like, making sure that the relationship is a priority and first so that it can last after the kids leave the house. Learning to get through arguments, learning that it’s ok to hate one another now and then. Hate isn’t the opposite of love. The opposite of love is indifference. What always amazes me is people tell me it’s a good movie because it made them run the gambit of emotion.. yet when a relationship does the same thign.. they say to get out.
Two have to be commited. Only you two can know i fyou are willing to work your hearts out and do whatever it takes.