Remarried family relationships

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Sage Publications, May 11, 1994 - Psychology - 183 pages
"A concise and informative . . . review of research and theory pertaining to remarried relationships and some of the factors contributing to remarriage instability. . . . The book provides . . . an up-to-date introduction." --Child & Family Behavior Therapy "Lawrence H. Ganong and Marilyn Coleman advance the understanding of remarried families be summarizing and synthesizing the results of empirical studies and works by clinicians on remarried families into a concise, readable book. . . . Due to its comprehensive scope, this book stands out as the single most valuable current publication on remarried families. . . . Family scholars and practitioners will find this book a wonderful reservoir of information." --Journal of Marriage and the Family Using a normative-adaptive perspective, Lawrence Ganong and Marilyn Coleman take a timely and comprehensive look at close relationships in remarried families. The authors present a thorough exploration of why some remarriages and stepfamilies function well, while others do not. Beginning with a brief historical and clinical overview, the authors examine factors and issues that either contribute to, or hinder the development of, close relationships in remarried families. Chapters include discussions on all of the relationship combinations found in stepfamilies, child abuse in stepfamilies, extended family relationships, and a review of various clinical perspectives that provide insight into well-functioning as well as dysfunctional stepfamilies.

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Contents

The Context of Remarried Families
1
Paths to Remarried Family Life
24
Remarriage Relationships
41
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About the author (1994)

Lawrence H. Ganong (Ph.D., Family Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1977) is Professor in both the Sinclair School of Nursing and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (2000-2003) and, along with Marilyn Coleman, has overseen special issues of the Journal of Marriage and the Family, Family Relations, and the Journal of Family Issues. They have also co-edited books and have written chapters for several edited books. Most of the 3 books and 130+ articles and book chapters they've co-authored have to do with some aspect of family diversity, and they have conducted research on stepfamilies for 25 years.

Marilyn Coleman (Ed.D., Special Education, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1975) is Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has edited the Journal of Marriage and the Family (1992-1995) and has served as Associate Editor of the Home Economics Research Journal (1987-199). Along with Lawrence H. Ganong, Dr. Coleman has overseen special issues of the Journal of Marriage and the Family, Family Relations, and the Journal of Family Issues. They have also co-edited books and have written chapters for several edited books. Most of the 3 books and 130+ articles and book chapters they've co-authored have to do with some aspect of family diversity.  They have conducted research on stepfamilies for 25 years. Recent work has focused on family responsibilities following divorce and remarriage and the development of stepparent-stepchild relationships.