Step Families

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Stepfamily Problems

With the high incidence of divorce and changing patterns of families in the United States, there are increasing numbers of stepfamilies.... [more]

Living in a Stepfamily: Neither Cinderella Nor the Brady Bunch

Research on how to contribute to the success of stepfamilies.... [more]

10 Things to Know Before You Remarry

Author gives his advice and opinions on the subject of marrying after divorce or death of a spouse.... [more]

Do's & Don'ts - Dedicated To Successful Stepfamilies!

This a list of do's and don'ts for step-parents and 'step-parents-to-be'.... [more]

Why Step Relationships Aren't Easy

Step families have more issues to resolve than just those of newly married couples; there are the issues of making a new family where two separate families once existed.... [more]

Children in Stepfamilies

Almost all children who become part of a stepfamily experience difficulty adapting to some degree.... [more]

How to Build a Healthy Relationship With Your Stepchild

Biological and stepparents need to lower their expectations and negotiate a relationship that is "mutually suitable" to both the stepchild and stepparent.... [more]

How to be a Stepchild

The difficulty for any child of divorce (and by 'child' I do mean ' adult' children too) is feeling torn between the two people they love most.... [more]

Is There A Recipe for 'Blending Families'?

Sixty-five percent of remarriages include children from a previous relationship, so the number of families joining together to make a new group increases all the time.... [more]

How to Cook a Stepfamily

Having fewer expectations of your stepfamily will make integration more likely.... [more]

Is Remarriage A Step in the Right Direction?

Emotional and spiritual healing from divorce or the death of a spouse takes time; in fact, the average person requires three to five years before they can be discerning about a new relationship. Don't let the rebound-bug bite you where it hurts.... [more]

Second Marriage

Questions and answers about helping children adjust when a parent remarries.... [more]

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