Blended Families: A Critical Review of the Current Research

Torey Portrie, Nicole R. Hill

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Abstract

Current research on blended families is summarized to address blended family development, communication strategies, and relationships between stepparents and stepchildren. Considerations for family counselors and blended families are addressed. Implications for future research opportunities include multicultural issues within blended families and stepmothers’ relationships with their stepchildren.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-451
Number of pages7
JournalThe Family Journal
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005

Keywords

  • blended families
  • remarriage
  • stepfamilies
  • stepfathers
  • stepmothers
  • stepparents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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