Can A Second Marriage Succeed If Both Parties Cheated On Their Spouses In The First Marriage? Ask Dr. Karen!


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Dear Dr. Karen:
What are the chances of a second marriage succeeding if both parties cheated on their spouse in the first marriage?
                                   ~ One Time Cheater
Dear One Time Cheater:
Is there honor among thieves? That is what you are asking.
There is honesty to ending a marriage when you don’t love your spouse and don’t believe the marriage should continue. Divorce may not be a pleasant thing under those circumstances, but at least it is an honest thing.
 When someone breaks the vow of fidelity while holding onto the convenience of marriage, then this is a violation.
 When you start a new relationship before ending the previous one you put yourself at risk of hoping the cheater won’t cheat on you. There is no assurance of that. It’s really hard to live in the present while trying to watch your back.
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