Cupid's Pulse Article: Paul McCartney Ties the Knot with Nancy ShevellCupid's Pulse Article: Paul McCartney Ties the Knot with Nancy Shevell

Singer Paul McCartney has said “I do” for the third time with New York businesswoman Nancy Shevell, according to People. The duo exchanged vows in London over the weekend in an afternoon ceremony.  They had been dating since 2007 and were greeted with cheers as they arrived at the Old Marylebone Town Hall, which was closed especially for the event.  McCartney joked with the mass of photographers standing by, saying, “What’s going on?  What are you all doing here?”  Shevell has also been married before and is celebrating her second marriage.

If your partner has been married before, what are some things of which to be cautious?

Cupid’s Advice:

Having been married and divorced once before isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but there are certain things you need to consider before entering into a marriage with someone who has experienced a union like this before.  Cupid has some advice:

1. Being hasty: If your partner seems in a rush to tie the knot, you may want to put on the brakes for a while and take things slowly.  You need to make sure the marriage is going to last before you jump into it.

2. Commitment: Make sure your significant other is completely committed and ready to be in a marriage for the long haul.  Let him or her know that divorce is not an easy out in your view.

3. Prior obligations: Be aware of the obligations your potential new spouse has to his or her former partner.  If they had kids, then they may have financial responsibilities.  Get the facts before you tie the knot.

What are some other things to consider about a previously married partner? Share your ideas below.