TITLE

The Transition from First-Family to Stepfamily: Insights from the Bio-Parent

AUTHOR(S)
Pasley, Kay
PUB. DATE
March 2001
SOURCE
SAA Families;Spring2001, Vol. 20 Issue 1, pP1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Presents a case study of biological parents as source of stress during the transition from one marriage to another. Correlation of negative emotions with the period of separation and divorce; Discussion on single parenting and independence; Stress related to the transition of stepfamily life.
ACCESSION #
5543625

 

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