In order for a remarriage to be successful, it is important to recognize what went wrong in the first one. And while many people emerge from a divorce blaming their problems on their ex, being realistic about your own part in the failure of the relationship is essential for the success of future relationships. Try to take an objective look at why your first marriage didn’t work and think about your own role in that breakdown. Perhaps you weren’t emotionally ready for marriage last time. Or maybe you had anger issues or financial problems.