Other popularly cited statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau also indicate second marriages have a worse success rate than first marriages, with some 60 percent of second marriages ending in divorce. Remarriage seems to be just about as popular as marriage in general these days.
Do second marriages last longer than first?
The median amount of time that it takes someone to get married after a divorce is 3.7 years, which has been fairly stable since 1950. Sadly, the average length of time for second marriages ending in divorce will typically just under eight years.
What percentages of second marriages end in divorce?
While only 30% of first-time marriages end in divorce, up to 60% of second marriages end in divorce. 72% of marriages in 2016 were between couples who had not been married previously.