Blended Families

Blended families, or stepfamilies, are becoming increasingly common in the United States. Studies show that nearly half of marriages in the United States end in divorce and that at least half of the nation’s children live with a biological parent and the parent’s partner (when the partner is not the other biological parent), who might be called...

Separation and Divorce Issues

Sometimes, marriages do not succeed. The end of a marriage can be a relief to some people, but it can also be an extremely stressful event. Even the partner who chooses to leave may experience a wide range of emotions and intense feelings that may be painful or difficult, such as grief, guilt, anger, confusion, fear, shame, and anxiety....