chfd chapter 17 - Chapter 17: Remarriages and step-families...

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Chapter 17: Remarriages and step-families Remarriage basic facts the remarriage rate rose sharply during world war !!, peaking as the war ended during 1950s, the divorce rate and the remarriage rate declined and remained low until the 1960s the remarriage rate peaked again in 1975 but declined slightly after that remarriage about half of all marriages today are remarriages, a fact that greeting card companies acknowledge age and remarriage as Americans live longer, many of them are finding that love and intimacy can occur at any age homogamy in remarriage remarriages are somewhat less homogeneous than first unions when older people remarry, they are likely to choose homogamous spouses, this does not apply to middle-aged or younger people who remarry as prospective mates move into their thirties and forties, they affiliate with people from diverse backgrounds as a result, partners differ more in age, educational background and religion happiness/satisfaction in remarriage research shows little difference in spouse' overall well-being or in marital happiness between first and later unions evidence shows that there is more equity or fairness in remarriages than in first marriages one study found that this appears to have more to do with an ex-wife's less-than-satisfactory experience in her first marriage and subsequent partner selection for remarriage
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chfd chapter 17 - Chapter 17: Remarriages and step-families...

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