Cupid's Pulse Article: Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth Are EngagedCupid's Pulse Article: Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth Are Engaged

Reese Witherspoon will soon be walking down the aisle once again, this time with Hollywood agent Jim Toth.  The actress, 34, and Toth, 40, began dating in January 2010.  This will be Witherspoon’s second time down the aisle; her first marriage to actor Ryan Phillippe ended in 2008.  Witherspoon and Phillippe have two children together, Ava, 11, and Deacon, 7.  An insider revealed that Witherspoon’s children have bonded with Toth and “…are happy with [Toth].”  The source assured, “[Reese] is definitely happy, in love and definitely wants to settle down.”

What are things to consider about a second marriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

When your first marriage doesn’t work out, it’s understandable to want to give married life another shot.  Here are a few things to consider about a second marriage:

1. Children: If you have any children from your first marriage, make sure they are fond of your new partner.  Your children need to have a say in deciding who their next family member will be.

2. Child/Spousal support: Before walking down the aisle, make sure you have taken care of all of the monetary concerns.  Review the child or spousal support you are receiving from (or giving to) your ex-husband, and be aware of any changes that will occur.

3. First marriage’s failure: Take some time to reflect on your first marriage, and figure out why it failed.  By analyzing your mistakes, you can go into your second marriage with a stronger understanding of what it takes to make a marriage work.