Some of the advantages for children in a step-family relationship is that it’s beneficial to have an extra adult to care for them, children will also enjoy a higher standard of living thanks to combined incomes, and this comes in handy as it’s a financial hardship to be a single parent. Another advantage is the feeling of security again. There are also certain disadvantages for children in step-family relationships since all children do not cope the same way. Some children might still be grieving the break-up of their original family. Children usually want their parents to stay together. Having to move to a new home, a new neighborhood and even a new school can cause insecurity and some anger due to the fact they are leaving their comfort zone. Another issue many times is that they resent their parents new partner for trying to discipline. Blending a family is never easy and there will be issues that arise on a daily basis. They aren’t only blending family’s it’s also relearning how to get along with those in what is now your new immediate
Numerous magazine articles and books are published each year about the effects of blended families, or stepfamilies, on the children and stepparents involved when people divorce and marry again. Sadly, as many authors write about this issue affecting Christian families as well as non-Christian. Statistics show that divorce affects both equally in today’s society with little difference being shown in how devout the couples are.
When a couple with a child chooses to get a divorce this can have major impact on a child at any age. There are many causes of stress throughout the divorce process that can negatively affect children. First, negative reactions and behaviors are dependent upon the situation before the divorce. Some studies show that how much parents fight, how it is done, how it is resolved, and what precautions are taken to protect the children from it's effects are the most important predictors of child adjustment (Kelly, 2000). Meaning that if children are exposed to fights about custody, money, or the failing marriage they could feel the repercussions of their parents conflict. Next, divorce can cause children to have heightened fear...
Factors that affect the extent of disturbance are subjective to each situation. For example, the adjustment process after separation depends on the relationship between parents prior to divorce, the ages of the children, whether or not siblings are present, and how often they will see each parent (Intro to Sociology). Since marriage has an increasing tendency of evaluating its relationships in terms of personal satisfaction, less on status or images across generations, children’s perspect...
Divorce is an emotionally painful experience for everyone involved, especially toward the children in the family. But yet, the law officials continue fabricating laws and devising regulations to make it harder for spouses seeking a divorce or separation to get one. The family has to deal with child custody and support, spousal support such as counseling, property distribution, and a possible name change. Divorce is not only a financial struggle for the families involved, but it is also a nuisance between family relationships.
In America, there are many families going through divorce or being affected by divorce. There are several reasons as to why adults choose to divorce their spouse. Looking at the issue from a conflict theorists point of view, there are several contributing factors in both the male and female that go into a declining relationship. There are also many negative effects that divorce has on the family and their children because of those reasons. Bruce F. Dykeman, Marita p. McCabe and Stacey Richardson, and Linda Nielsen discuss their different points of view on children of divorce.
This causes a child to think that their parent doesn 't love them because they want to start a new family with another person. Other times getting remarried can help the child feel loved because they have more adults in their life. Just remember that talking to your parent about how you feel about them getting remarried will help them decide if it’s the right thing to do. When my mom remarried, I really didn 't care because I have always been the shy one so I wasn 't going to open up to anyone. Time when on and I wish I would of said something. Trying to replace my dad by my stepfather was hard because I 've grown up without a male role model and I didn 't know what to expect. I wish my mom wouldn 't have remarried because it hurt seeing my little brother and sister have a bond with their father. I didn 't have that, even thought I knew my dad was out there
In conclusion, step families are becoming a common phenomenon in the contemporary society. This is because of the high trends of failure of marriages. However, the society should take diverse measures to accept and promote the development of this form of marriages.
Divorce is a word that everyone knows very well, no matter what the age. These days, everyone knows at least one person that has either been in a divorce or whose parents are divorced. Today, about 50% of all marriages end in divorce('No-Fault' Divorce, 2004). Between the time that half of those couples get married and divorced, many of them had children. By 2004, "one in four children lived in single-parent homes"('No-Fault' Divorce, 2004). After the divorce, not only are the adults hurting, but the children are also. Throughout the divorce, the parents are caught up in each other, money, possessions, and their own pain that without even realizing it, their children are hurting too. Adults are becoming more careless and think less about how compatible they are to their partners. Some couples have children shortly after the wedding before they adjust to each other. After their children are born, the real problems start to become more relevant. With new problems surfacing and raising children at the same time, it becomes very difficult and divorce sounds like an answer to the problems.
According to The Step family Foundation, every day 1300 step families are created, half of marriages will end in divorce, half of the families in the US are remarried and 75 percent of divorcees will remarry (Stepfamily Statistics). Additionally half of children under 13 years old live with a biological parent and