Whereas in many areas of life failure leads to lessons learned and a greater chance of future success, this is often not the case in marriage where 60 percent of second marriages and 75 percent of third marriages eventually fail. With these stark side-by-side realities, it doesn't take much insight to conclude that people are not paying enough attention to learning new relationship skills between these marriages. There are at least two serious fault lines at work here. The first is not taking the time and effort to heal from your divorce, and, by extension, reflect on and change your own problematic behaviors that contributed to the downfall of the relationship. The second is having unrealistic expectations of your new marriage, to believe that it will make up for and replace all that was wrong in your previous marriage with all that is good and right.