New PDF release: Family Transformation Through Divorce and Remarriage: A

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By Margaret Robinson

ISBN-10: 0415052270

ISBN-13: 9780415052276

The previous twenty years have noticeable the emergence of kin remedy, in addition to the advance of kin examine. Socio-legal reports have additionally been a up to date, even supposing separate improvement. In "Family ameliorations via Divorce and Remarriage", Margaret Robinson integrates those strands of analysis with the applying of structures conception, the foundation of kinfolk treatment. The research examines the full divorce-remarriage-stepfamily cycle within the context of the demographic info, the criminal approaches and the systematic theoretical framework. for every section of the cycle, the writer describes the levels of improvement, summarizes the correct examine and illustrates the consequences on family with case examples. In doing so, she discusses a number of the methods of intervening with households throughout the divorce procedure and the differing orientations of the pros concerned. within the final section of the cycle, she introduces the concept that of the "good sufficient" post-divorce and remarried relations, trying to outline it and supply acceptable guidance for households and practitioners. ultimately, she outlines a few of the current study proposals that are prone to switch either attitudes and perform in terms of households in the course of divorce.

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This is complicated by two main issues: first, that for many (whether theorists or practitioners), there is a ‘commitment to a three generation model of processes and structure which assumes links between households as well as processes within them’, while others may extend this to the wider kinship network. Second, while the theoretical analyst may have in mind a particular definition, when some intervention is considered necessary, then the whole issue assumes a central focus. Morgan describes a model of four elements, all involved in exchanges with one another—the family, the state, class and gender—each of which are capable of six distinct THE FAMILY AS A SYSTEM 23 exchanges with one another.

Dominian (1985) pointed out that research distinguishes three peaks of marital difficulties: first, that 30–40 per cent of those who ultimately divorce have ceased to live together by the time they reach the fifth anniversary of their marriage. A second peak of marital problems arises during the years between 30 and 40, when couples are preoccupied with child-rearing, pressures at work and above all personal growth and maturity. The third peak is when the adolescent children have left and an underlying emptiness is revealed in the marriage.

REMARRIAGE AND STEPFAMILIES Since 1961, while the total marriage rate has remained remarkably stable, the rate of first marriages has declined while the remarriage rate has increased. The remarriage rate for both men and women increased substantially between 1961 and 1983, the remarriage rate for men being nearly three times as high as for women. This is in contrast to just below 50 per cent of eligible men who marry for the first time. On the other hand, the figures for remarriage of women, per thousand women who are eligible, rose very slowly, reaching a peak in 1977 and falling again to just below 25 per cent in 1983.

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