Most Brides Believe The Second Marriage Is Better Than The First. Will This Hold True For Meghan Markle?

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A new study in the Journal of Happiness Studies, led by Professor Morten Blekesaune at Agder University, Norway, shows that a second-time marriage is better than the first.

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It seems science is on the side of Meghan Markle as she prepares towards her wedding day. Her second wedding day.

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Meghan Markle's little black book

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Before she started dating the British royal and making trips around the United Kingdom, who were the men in Meghan’s life?

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She has been associated with Rory McIlroy. Reports of a romance between Irish golfer and Meghan circulated after they appeared on each other's social media. He helped the former Suits actress film her Ice Bucket Challenge in August 2014.

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They were then spotted enjoying dinner together in a Dublin restaurant. But neither ever confirmed a romance, and they are most likely to be just friends.

Meghan dated the Canadian celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for two years before breaking up in 2016. Cory and Meghan did not speak publicly about their relationship, but he referred to her as “my lady” in March 2016.

Meghan was married to Trevor Engelson, a film producer and manager, for two years.

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Her first marriage, why they had a divorce

The couple dated for six years before they got engaged in 2010 and wed in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

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In the internet's continuous search for drama, new information has come to light about Meghan's first marriage. More specifically, how she ended it.

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Their marriage allegedly fell apart due to distance - Meghan spent much of her time filming Suits in Toronto - and because Trevor's career wasn't moving at the same pace as his wife's.

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According to royal biographer Andrew Morton's new book, Meghan, A Hollywood Princess, Markle left her husband Trevor Engelson abruptly - he didn't see it coming. Morton writes:

A wealthy entrepreneur friend claimed the marriage ended so abruptly that Meghan sent her wedding and engagement rings back to Trevor by registered post.

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The most important things in every marriage

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We all know that marriage requires a lot of effort to thrive, and when marital needs aren't being met, it's easy to slip into bad habits. These are some of the essential demands of marriage.

1. Communication

Good communication can go a long way in calming the waters of arguments that naturally arise during any relationship.

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2. Knowledge

It plays many important roles in marriage. Understanding what lies ahead for you and your partner is vital to chart a successful life together.

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3. Commitment

While there’s no surefire way to eliminate divorce entirely, researchers found that those in successful relationships think marriage is as much a state of mind as anything.

They see marriage as a discipline. Like becoming an athlete or a musician — you never reach perfection, you are constantly learning, and you sacrifice short-term gain for something more rewarding later on.

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The most important thing you can do for your marriage is to love each other more than anything else in the entire world.

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