Widening the Family Circle: New Research on Family Communication, Second Edition continues to address historically under-studied family relationships, such as those involving grandparents, in-laws, cousins, stepfamilies, and adoptive parents. In this engaging text, editors Kory Floyd and Mark T. Morman bring together a diverse collection of empirical studies, theoretic essays, and critical reviews of literature on communication to constitute a stronger, more complete understanding of communication within the family.

Widening the Understanding of Post-Divorce Families

Widening the understanding of post-divorce families
Tamara D.Afifi, AnneMerrill, and ShardéDavis

Unlike many of the topics in this book, divorce is not very understudied or uncommon. In fact, it is arguably one of the most studied topics in the social sciences. So why should people still care about it? Surely, researchers must know everything there is to know about divorce by now. Even though the divorce rate has remained steady and even declined since the 1980s, divorce continues to be extremely prominent in the United States. But largely because divorce is so common and it has been analyzed so much, have people forgotten about the children of divorce? Divorce is extremely important—it is probably more important now than at any other ...

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