Through the vast upheavals of change, the Indian society has lifted its curbs on divorce and remarriage and allows both men and women to exercise their right to make choices regarding their social image, custody of their children and also to live life on their own terms curbs.
Marriage has a purpose and relevance in every culture. But what happens if a person divorces or becomes a widow/widower? Some people are very content and chug along the path of late adulthood perhaps because they have family members and friends to support them.
On the other hand, some people are never able to settle into their first marriage, and move away mentally from their partner due to lack of understanding, mental compatibility and love. The physical separation is the final sign of a collapse, leading the couple to divorce. Fearing the worst situations of social stigma, emotional blackmails and embarrassment and feeling the society's prying eyes on them, they recoil into a single, loveless life, hesitant to remarry again. They find the idea of a new relationship/remarriage unthinkable.
Divorced or widowed, whatever the case may be ...life has to move on and it will. Remarriage is just another chance that you give yourself to live a fulfilling life that gives you back your self-esteem, confidence and desire to be who you are!
Remarriage provides social support, encourages companionship and communication. By the time people remarry, they have gained some maturity from their experience in their first marriage and thus are more likely to be more open and expressive about certain issues with their partner.
A new perspective
Remarriage can actually soothe ruffled feathers and unite love between two hearts that have unfortunately seen more of the seamier side of marriage. In fact, remarriage may actually be the beginning of a more meaningful life, and make two people live a true marriage which will never crumble. It can make remarried couples happy and satisfied people in later-life.
Men and women today are ready to make a change in their situation, if they do not find it agreeable. Those who have got over their past marriage or the loss of a spouse and are ready to move forward and ring the bells of remarriage, can share their concerns with their prospective partners if any, about each other's relationship with their ex, relationship with ex in-laws, child support payments and so on and understand the complexities with the challenges of blending two families-with or without children. They can work at forging positive relationships among family members on their remarriage.
It is important to think it out, plan it and shrug off the bad influences and habits that had affected the previous relationship. It is equally important to steer clear of the shadows of the past, avoid mistakes in the past relationship and refrain from berating one's