About Separation and Divorce

By Jane Nahirny

On the rebound? Read this.

FRIENDS and experts commonly caution newly divorced people to slooooooow down and take their time before committing to marriage a second time around. But new research by Nicholas Wolfinger, associate professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Family and Consumer Studies, would seem to suggest that rebound marriages are no more or less likely to increase the chance of another divorce than if an individual waits a longer period of time to tie the knot again. Wolfinger, author of Understanding the Divorce Cycle: The Children of Divorce in Their Own Marriages, published last year, presented his findings in March at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America. “There is no relationship between ‘the rebound marriage’ – that is, a marriage that quickly follows on the heels of the end of another – and divorce,” he said, noting that counseling against a rebound marriage, which, he says, “is intuitive” to most people, “perpetuates the myth that marriages will end if one or both parties marry soon after a divorce.”

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