by Max Brantley
Arkansas: It's for the kinds of lovers who sometimes need a mulligan on their relationships.
This week, U.S. Census Bureau researchers reported that, of Americans who have ever wedded, nearly a quarter had been married at least two separate times in their lives. But, as always, there were some stark differences state to state. In the Northeast, for instance, second and third marriages are relatively uncommon. In the South and West, on the other hand, people walk down the aisle both early and often. Nowhere is this more the case than in the Razorback State, where around 35 percent of ever-married adults have said "I do" more than once.
Arkansas also led the nation in third marriages. Of the state's ever-married population, one in 10 had given matrimony at least three different shots