Chapter 14 Rebuilding Family Life Rev 08

Chapter 14 Rebuilding Family Life Rev 08 - Chapter 14...

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Chapter 14 Chapter 14 Rebuilding: Family Life Following Divorce
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Aftermath of Divorce: Transitions Binuclear Family vs Blended Family or Stepfamily Separate households that form after separation or divorce Replace old patterns of interaction with new Replace existing family boundaries with new ones
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Ahron’s and Rodger’s 5 Types of Relationships Perfect Pals Divorced parents who remain friends Children benefit from shared parenting and decision making Sometimes maintain extended family relationships Cooperative Colleagues Not friends but able to cooperate Work to keep conflicts at a minimum Shared parenting becomes a priority Will consult counselors to help children
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Angry Associates Anger is integral part of the relationship Harbor feelings of resentment, bitterness Children are caught in the middle of parents’ battles Effective parenting is not a goal for these parents Fiery Foes Incapable of cooperating Relationship is marked by litigation Unable to remember anything positive about the marriage Blame each other for every problem associated with the marriage
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Dissolved Duos Break off any contact One partner just disappears Mother left with the burdens of reorganizing the family In rare cases, non-custodial parent may kidnap children
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Relationship Between Custodial Parent and Child Custodial parent’s behavior changes Less frequent display of affection
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course WOST 301 taught by Professor Bessellieu during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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