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  • Writer's pictureDonna Piergies

Divorce & Marriage

A second marriage can be another chance for a "happily ever after." You are able to rewrite your story with someone new while carrying the wisdom of experience. A second marriage offers the opportunity to learn from past mistakes and grow together in ways that might not have been possible before. The beauty lies in the depth of understanding gained from previous relationships, allowing for greater empathy and communication. However, diving into a second marriage can also be daunting. There's the fear of repeating past errors, the complexity of blending families, and the shadow of past hurts lingering in the background. Yet, it's precisely this mix of hope and trepidation that makes second marriages both exhilarating and nerve-wracking—a rollercoaster ride of emotions where the thrill of love conquering all is worth every twist and turn.

That being said, guess who's getting remarried tomorrow? That's right, yours truly. I got married the first time nearly 20 years ago. (How is that even possible? I can't really be old enough, can I?) That marriage blessed me with two amazing boys for whom I will always be grateful. The divorce was fairly amicable. There were some minor squabbles, but we always put the kids first and prioritized doing right by them. We eventually came to an agreement that worked for all of us. In the end, even though everything was for the best, I still had personal issues and feelings to work through. (And, boy, did I have some big feelings! 😂)

Before the ink from the judge's signature was even dry on the divorce papers, I was changing my name back to my maiden name. I vowed never to change my name again. I didn't completely write off the possibility of getting remarried, but I had a long list of things I was going to do differently. Then, one day, I met a man who took me by surprise and I started feeling…hopeful. Connecting over the Golden Knights and some hockey pucks, we started down the road that leads me to where I am today. And tomorrow, I'm letting that man put a ring on it! 💍 I am super excited, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous as well. So, I remind myself to think about all of the amazing things about marriage and to focus on all the awesome things to come. Like I said at the beginning of this, second marriages are a wonderful opportunity to rewrite your story and grow from your past. Life is great in that way—there’s always a chance to start anew. And this new beginning? It’s going to be simply fabulous.



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