Love Can be Better the Second Time Around: New Book Offers Encouragement and Hope for a Successful Second Marriage

GILROY, Calif., Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “It is never too late for a second chance at love,” says Patricia Bubash, Licensed Professional Counselor and author of a new book, “Successful Second Marriages” (ISBN 978-1-58909-563-2), published by Bookstand Publishing. “Having experienced a failed second marriage, I wondered why so few second marriages work,” says Bubash, who has been an educator and counselor for over 30 years.

Successful Second Marriages“Several years ago I decided to make this a personal project. I wanted to talk with couples who had achieved what I had ‘not.’ I wanted to hear the positive stories of couples that had taken a second chance, and were having happy and successful marriages.”

Successful Second Marriages is the result of this project and includes interviews with nine couples who have achieved success in their remarriage as well as the author’s often humorous and candid reflections on her own personal experiences and discoveries of what makes for a successful remarriage. “I know I am a better partner because of these couples and their willingness to share their personal stories with me,” says Bubash.

Bubash points out that the recent movie Nights in Rodanthe, starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane, is also about “it never being too late for a second chance at love.” Night in Rodanthe, however, ends tragically with no future for its Hollywood couple, whereas, Successful Second Marriages illustrates the positive future for couples who have taken a “second chance at love.” “I wanted to provide hope and encouragement,” say Bubash.

Patricia Bubash received her M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Working with students and families has been her true calling for over thirty years. For more than twenty years she has presented workshops at the community college on a variety of topics relating to parenting issue, self-esteem, career assessment, children and divorce. Patricia is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and past president of the St. Louis Counseling Association. She performs volunteer work to help at-risk-children and she is a past board member of Kids in the Middle.

Ms. Bubash is available for speaking engagements and book signings. She can be contacted at 314-842-5460 CST or through her website at She can be emailed at

Successful Second Marriages is available from:
* Bookstand Publishing
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Praise for “Successful Second Marriages” by Patricia Bubash

Bill McClellan: Columnist, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Love might be more comfortable the second time around, but that doesn’t mean second marriages are a sure thing. Why do so few second marriages work? Pat Bubash, who has been an educator and a counselor for more than 30 years, decided to talk to couples who have made second marriages work. Is there a secret? Is it more than having both feet on the ground? With insight, humor and real curiosity, veteran counselor Pat Bubash had taken a look at one of society’s most unexamined questions. Actually, she has turned the question on its head. Why do some second marriages work? Pat talks to couples who have made a go of it the second time around”

Dr. Raphael J. Becvar: Marriage and Family Therapist
“It is very well written. Mrs. Bubash has written the stories of remarried couples. She seems to have captured the essence of the dynamics of their relationships. Their stories are very rich in the ‘wisdom;’ of the success of their marriages. While the author does not intend this to be an ‘advice’ book, I know each reader will gleam some important ideas from the presentation of the stories. I commend Mrs. Bubash on writing this important story of successful second marriages.”

Mary DuParri, M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor
“The author’s style in her interviews is warm and friendly and mirrors the optimism she displays in candid reflections on her own marriages. This book is very upbeat and offers hope to couples who wonder if second marriages can endure hardships and stay intact. As a therapist I usually hear what is wrong with marriages. It is nice to hear what is right. An enjoyable read.”

Dr. Howard Rosenthal, Author, Encyclopedia of Counseling and Help Yourself to Positive Mental Health
“Hats off to Pat Bubash for writing Successful Second Marriages. Must reading for anybody who is seriously contemplating tying the knot a second time. If you liked Judy Wallerstein’s Second Chances, then you are going to love this book. Written with genuine caring and warmth, this work provides the reader with valuable insights and unravels the mystery about what really keeps these marriages ticking.”

Priscilla Bass Timmerberg, Ph.D., Licensed Professional Counselor
“Successful Second Marriages is a true gem! The author’s insights make a complex topic easier to understand. The stories offer a look into the lives of successful couples that leave me wanting more. I enjoyed the book from the first page to last.”

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