Statistics show us that 60% of second marriages end in divorce. The reason for this grim reality is that remarriage is many times more difficult than first marriages, even when the first marriage was particularly bad. Along with the challenges that all marriages must deal with: communication, conflict resolution, marital roles and parenting issues, the issues of step-parenting, building relationships with a larger extended family, money, and marital expectations make remarriages even more challenging. Marital therapy for remarriages can be extremely helpful in dealing with these issues as well as other items that uniquely affect your marriage. It can be helpful to look at these issues in a realistic manner with the goal of bringing healing and redemption to the marriage as well as the blended family.