Most married people in Indiana have to deal with in-laws. However, the situation becomes much more complicated if you’re entering your second marriage. You might have multiple sets of in-laws along with step-children and other relatives. If you’re not prepared for this eventuality, it could lead to serious consequences in your marriage.
Why are second marriages so much more complicated?
When you get married for the first time, you and your spouse typically only have to deal with one set of in-laws each. But if you’re getting married for the second time, and your spouse has also been married before, it suddenly becomes a lot more complicated. If your spouse is still on good terms with their ex’s parents, you’ll have another set of in-laws to deal with. And if you’re still on good terms with your ex’s family, your new spouse will have to deal with those people as well.
The situation becomes even more complicated if one or both of you have children from a previous marriage. Children are typically resistant to step-parents because they want their biological parents to get back together. Plus, if you and your new spouse end up having kids together, you’re suddenly dealing with multiple sets of children who all have different parents.
Marrying into a large family can be exciting, but it can also be stressful. You could have new relatives showing up all the time, and everyone seems to have an opinion about your marriage. Dealing with family drama can cause conflict in marriages and eventually lead to divorce.
Where should you go if you’re thinking about divorce?
It’s a difficult decision, but if you’re at the end of your rope, it might be time to consult a family law attorney about filing for divorce. Talking to an attorney doesn’t mean you have to get divorced; you might end up changing your mind. However, it may help you prepare if you do decide to split from your spouse. Your attorney may help you take steps to protect your assets and children from your previous marriage.