A qualitative study of women's challenges in second marriage

Document Type : Original Article


1 Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Boali Sinai University, Hamedan, Hamedan, Iran

2 Senior expert in social science research, Boali Sinai University, Hamedan, Iran


One of the serious challenges of divorced women is the issue of remarriage; Most of them have worries and fears for the second marriage because of their unpleasant experience in the first marriage. In the meantime, some of them enter into a second marriage for many personal and family reasons. This research was designed and implemented with the aim of investigating the challenges of divorced women in their second marriage, taking into account the individual's failures in the first experience of living together. In this qualitative study, the phenomenological method was used and the data collection tool was a semi-structured interview. In this study, interviews were conducted with 21 divorced women of Hamadan city who had a second marriage through purposeful and qualitative sampling. The findings of the study show that some divorced women get married for the second time after the problems of the court and divorce have passed and some time has passed since the divorce took place; However, this action of theirs is associated with complex challenges and problems. In the analysis of interviews of this group of women, in the field of challenges related to second marriage, four main categories were identified including: challenges related to interactions between spouses, challenges of couples with children, challenges related to couples' families, and challenges of spouses' children with each other. From the perspective of the participants in the study, these challenges mainly originate from the person's failure in the first marriage and the person's negative experience.


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