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Despite the large number of _______________, social and legal changes have not kept pace with this new family form.

remarriages
community remarriages
common-law marriages
legal divorces
remarriages
In the remarried family there is(are)

a solidified cast of characters.
little guilt.
clearly defined rules.
a lack of kinship terms.
a lack of kinship terms.
The term ____________ has conveyed negative connotations from earliest times.

stepmother
significant others
legal divorce
common-law marriage
stepmother
For many divorced and widowed women, remarriage may be a(an) _________ decision.

age
romantic
economic
occupational distribution
economic
_________ remarriage refers to the process of reestablishing a bond of attraction, love, commitment, and trust with another person.

Emotional
Economic
Parental
Community
Emotional
_______________ remarriage involves both gains and losses in the social network, carrying with them both joy and sadness for all affected parties.

Economic
Community
Parental
Emotional
Community
______________ remarriage can be difficult for women who experienced a new sense of autonomy and personal independence after widowhood or divorce.

Emotional
Parental
Community
Psychic
Psychic
The degree to which a couple is dependent on the economic behavior of people outside their immediate relationship can complicate the ______________ remarriage.

economic
parental
psychic
community
economic
Divorce creates two separate but _________households.

matriarchal
neotraditional
romantic
overlapping
neotraditional
One positive aspect of the ______________ is the additional role models children have for guidance, love, and nurturing.

matriarchal family
romantic family
overlapping household
neotraditional families
overlapping household
In a study on the role of children in remarried families, Penny Gross found that 33 percent defined their family

in terms of its composition prior to divorce.
by adding at least one stepparent to the original biological family unit.
by excluding one biological parent and adding at least one stepparent.
by excluding their nonresidential biological parent as well as the stepparent, only considering the custodial parent as family.
in terms of its composition prior to divorce.
According to social scientists, _____________ was most common when children lived with the remarried parent.

reduction
augmentation
substitution
retention
substitution
________is the parent-child relationship where the child defines the family composition as it was before the divorce.

Retention
Reduction
Augmentation
Substitution
Retention
Research into remarriage suggest that the _______has the most negative image of any family member.

biological mother
stepmother
biological father
stepfather
stepmother
Much of the research on stepmother-stepchild relationships shows that these relationships are

very little research has been done on these relationships.
more tentative and difficult than are stepfather-stepchild relationships.
less tentative and difficult than are stepfather-stepchild relationships.
about the same as stepfather-stepchild relationships.
more tentative and difficult than are stepfather-stepchild relationships.
The earliest designations of step referred to a child who was orphaned.
T
Older adults report that they do not suffer the same anxiety about dating that adolescents do.
F
Divorced and widowed individuals who remarry tend to spend about twice as much time in dating and courtship as they did preceding their first marriage.
F
Remarriage after widowhood is much less frequent than remarriage after divorce.
T
Women without college educations tend to remarry quickly.
T
Divorced men with custody of children tend to remarry later than their female counterparts.
F
Substitution was most common when children lived with the remarried parent.
T
Research shows that boys have more problems adjusting to divorce.
T
Studies suggest that if the parental remarriage occurs later in the child's life, it has few adverse effects.
F
According to the text, stepparent-stepchild relationships can be troublesome and usually stay that way.
F
Sexual tension among siblings is usually a greater problem in remarried families than in first marriages.
T
Stepfather-stepchild relationships are more tentative and difficult than are stepmother-stepchild relationships.
F
Divorce ends a marriage, but it does not necessarily end the relationship between spouses.
T
For stepmothers, the perception of child-care inequities was the strongest predictor of marital dissatisfaction over time.
T
The attitude of relatives, friends, and community members has a limited affect on the stability of remarriage.
F
A two-parent, two-generation unit that comes into being on the legal remarriage of a widowed or divorced person who has a biological or adopted children from a prior union. (p. 439)
remarried family
The process of reestablishing a bond of attraction, love, commitment, and trust in another person. (p. 439)
emotional remarriage
The process of moving back from the recently acquired identity of single person to a couple identity. (p.439)
psychic remarriage
Involves changes in social relationships. (p. 440)
community remarriage
The remarriage which receives the most attention in social science literature and the media. (p. 440)
parental marriage
The establishment of a unit of economic productivity within the remarriage. (p. 441)
economic remarriage
People making a number of adjustments because of new responsibilities as a spouse does not absolve one from responsibilities that accompanied the first marriage. (p. 441)
legal remarriage
Nuclear families with children having membership in two households. (p. 444)
overlapping households
Who is in and who is out of the family system. (p. 445)
boundary ambiguity