“Remarriage is a rising phenomenon within society. Given the prevalence of the blended family within the American society, and the higher risk for dissolution within higher-order marriages, it is essential for therapists to gain a greater understanding as to the difficulties that such families face.” Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, Sara Dupuis PhD
Blended families are quickly becoming the new modern day family. With this new family system is a wave of unresolved past and current issues from prior relationships. I agree with Dr. Dupuis that therapists need to gain a greater understanding of the current challenges that couples are facing today. I also would suggest that couples may attend pre or remarriage counseling. More to come in my next addition on New Modern Day Family.
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David A. Harris-Gavin