The Pitfalls and Rewards of Marrying Widowers and Divorced Men
New wives of divorced or widowed men face a unique set of issues as they compete with the memory of wife number one, inherit the burdens of stepchildren or share the financial frustrations of supporting two households. While the number of second (and third) wives is at an all time high, many of these women feel isolated in their situations and don’t know where to turn for advice and support.

In SECOND WIVES: The Pitfalls and Rewards of Marrying Widowers and Divorced Men , Susan Shapiro Barash guides women through the often treacherous minefield of a second marriage. Based on interviews with over a hundred second wives, combined with the expertise of psychologists and counselors, Barash explores the emotional and practical problems that second marriages can face.