The first phase of her research, which ended in 1996, consisted of approximately 1,000 survey respondents.
In the end, Kalish found that overall, 72% of reunited partners stayed together.
While statistics in Psychology Today suggest that 67% of second marriages and 73% of third marriages end in divorce, things seem to go a little better for people who remarry their spouses. Nancy Kalish has researched rekindled romances since the early 1990s.
Her research focuses on ex-boyfriend and girlfriends who reconnect with lost partners after a five-year break.
Jennifer's, Samantha's and John's concerns are common, because according to the U. Census Bureau, 19.3 million Americans get divorced each year, and many of them date and eventually remarry.
Perhaps you share their concerns, as you're also wondering how you can reenter the dating world after divorce — and do so according to God's standards. Divorce is the death of the dreams you had when you committed yourself "for better or for worse." As a Christian, you can't simply separate from your spouse one day and hit the dating field the next.
Healing is also necessary to follow God's command to" do unto others what you would have them do unto you," (Matthew ).
It might seem jaded, but getting pre-divorce advice and planning for an eventual split is a practical step to take when you know your marriage is doomed.
By thinking ahead, you can take steps to ease the transition for both you and your children.
That same chemistry is there, and you find yourself in a position to consider remarrying your ex-spouse. As with all marriages, the answer lies in what both partners are willing to do to make the relationship work for the long haul.
Statistics for restored marriages, where ex-spouses remarry each other, may be somewhat surprising.
You bickered constantly and despite your best efforts, couldn't get it to work.