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Topic 4 DQ 1 Using the family structural theory (see the textbook as a model) how can families created following second marriages learn to function as one?In today’s world, a “family” does not always look like it used to. The concept that a family consists of a father, mother and children in antiquated and must not be considered a standard by nurses. According to Edelman et al. (2013), a family is a living, dynamic unit that can change. Sometimes these changes come in the form of a divorce and remarriage. This calls for the breaking down of one family system with it’s own ideals and systems (along with individual roles) and the reforming of a new one. This requires each member to adjust to new roles and the new family to blend preexisting ideals, values and practices. This can cause stress for the adults involved as well as children. Children can sometimes act out when faced with these new pressures. Learning to function in the new roles can be assisted by open, honest communication.