Chapter 15- Remarriage and Stepfamilies

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Chapter 15 Remarriage and Stepfamilies
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How are stepfamilies viewed?
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Remarried Families Today remarriages make up  approximately half of all marriages (46%) The majority of remarriages are second  marriages 75% of divorced women remarry within  10 years, 83%, after 15 years. The average divorced person who  remarries does so within four years after  divorce; 30% do so within one year.
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The Second Time Around:   How Is It Different? The mean age of remarriage was 34.2 for  previously divorced women and 37.8 for  previously divorced men, 10 years older  than for first marriages. People who ended troubled first  marriages through divorce are often still  experiencing personal conflicts that they  must resolve before they can expect to  succeed in a second marriage.
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Differences (cont.) - Courtship  Courtship before remarriage may differ from  courtship before first marriage in that: It may proceed much more rapidly because the  people involved consider themselves as mature  adults who know what they want It may be more cautious with the partners  needing time to recover from, or being wary of  repeating their previous marital experience It is likely to have an earlier, more sexual  component, which may be hidden from the 
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course FAD 2230 taught by Professor Byno during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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