I’ve been married for the second time for thirty years. We both had two preschool children coming into the marriage. This has been a very hard marriage. When you tell people on the air that the children will not be treated the same, you are right. To this day, my husband does not treat my kids the same.
He is good to them, but different. They are all grown now with their own families, and we have ten grandkids between us. Even the grandkids are treated differently. Although we have been married for 30 years, that doesn’t mean that it works. I wish I could have listened to you back then.
I’ve made my life, but I wouldn’t wish this on anyone else. These divorced or single parents need to raise their kids until they are out of the house. The kids should be the most important people in their life. All our children are good adults with good jobs. At least we did not screw up their lives too much, but I think we were just lucky.
Before You Go into a Second Marriage with Kids
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