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anyone read article in Guardian yesterday about step parenting?

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valleygirl Thu 30-Jun-05 11:31:03

Interersting article which stated a shocking, but not surprising statistic that one in for step families dissolve after just one year together, and that half of re-marriages involving children ends in divorce. That a study done by Parentline Plus showed high instances of depression and anxiety by step-parents.
I loved this quote: "sometimes a dark alchemy takes hold in even the sanest and previously most stable individuals when they become part of "reconstituted" families." God, can I relate to that!!!
However, by making it past the one year crisis point, it's another indication how strong we all are! Another pat on the back to us!!

valleygirl Thu 30-Jun-05 14:55:14

guess you must all read another paper then!!!!

WideWebWitch Thu 30-Jun-05 14:58:03

didn't read it but it's here

tarantula Thu 30-Jun-05 14:59:35

No I didnt see it VG but Im going to have a look now. Sounds interesting

Squirrel3 Thu 30-Jun-05 15:04:00

Thanks for the link WWW.

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