The second husband

Research suggests that approximately one-third of Americans (around 113.6 million people) are a member of a step-family.7 Stepchildren can also be a significant challenge that may work against the success of remarriage. Poor relationships between stepparents and stepchildren are often cited as a reason why remarriages fail. “Remarried wives evaluate the quality of their marriages primarily by the relationship she and her husband have with his and her children,” Pascale and Primavera suggest.