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Stepfamilies

  • By: Dawn O. Braithwaite, Paul Schrodt & Rebecca DiVerniero
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Stepfamilies are a prevalent family form in the United States, with one in three American children living in a stepfamily during their childhood. Stepfamilies represent a broad and complex set of members and circumstances, growing from combinations of first, second, or ...

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