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chfd reading chapter 17 - Chapter 17: Remarriages and...

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Chapter 17: Remarriages and Step-families Remarried families Remarriage: some basic facts remarriages: marriages in which at least one partner had previously been divorced or widowed reasons for declining remarriage rates many divorced people who would have remarried in the past are now cohabiting economic constraints and uncertainties, which discourage divorced men who may already be paying child support, from assuming financial responsibility for a new family more common for women to remarry remarriage, Step-families and children's living arrangements more Americans are parenting other people's biological children a stepparent maybe a mother or father may or may not contain biological children of both remarried parents joint biological-step: at least one child is a mutual child choosing partners the next time: variations on a theme may proceed more rapidly may include both outings with the children and evenings at home as partners seek to recapture their accustomed domesticity may have a sexual component that is hidden from the children remarriage advantages for women and men remarriage is financially advantageous to divorced mothers and their children age and the odds of remarriage women are considered to be less physically attractive with age, and they may also be less interested in fulfilling more traditional gender-role expectations children and the odds of remarriage more children=less likely to remarry prospective second partner may look on the family as a financial, emotional and psychological liability homogamy in remarriage available data suggest that remarriages are somewhat less homogeneous than first unions → partial explanation for the fact that divorce rate is higher for remarriages spouses' happiness/satisfaction and stability in remarriage marital happiness vs. marital satisfaction vs. marital stability (duration of the union) happiness/satisfaction in remarriage more equity in remarriages than in first marriages because remarried husbands contribute somewhat more to housework than do husbands in first marriages experience more tension and conflict than do first marrieds support from friends and families of origin and supportive family communication are more important to marital satisfaction than whether the union is a first marriage or a remarriage the stability of remarriages more remarriages end in divorce than the first marriages reasons for lower stability of remarriages cohabitation before the second marriage increases the odds of divorce
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people who remarry after divorce are more accepting of divorce and may have already demonstrated that they are willing to choose divorce as a way of resolving an unsatisfactory marriage re-marrieds may receive less social support from their families of origin and are generally less integrated with parents and in-laws, thus not having the advantage of
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course CHFD 2100 taught by Professor Simons during the Spring '08 term at UGA.

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