My Blended Family

My Blended Family

What does your family look like? Below, musings and findings on the ways loved ones transcend cultural obstacles and build their own families.

Couple Privilege and the Ecology of Intimate Relationships

Deborah Anapol Ph.D.
What happens when one form of relationship squashes diversity?

How a Large Hispanic-American Family Stays Close

Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Large and close-knit extended families are an endangered species.

"Bird's Nest" Co-Parenting Arrangements

Edward Kruk Ph.D.
When Parents Rotate In and Out of the Family Home

Living Together Before Marriage Breaking Bad For Women

J. R. Bruns M.D.
Women who cohabitate before engagement are more likely to divorce.

Eight Misconceptions about “Three-Parent Babies”

Jessica Cussins
What to know as the UK works to reverse ban on modifying future children's genes

The Stepfamily Dance

Harriet Lerner Ph.D.
Changing your steps.

Single Gay and Heterosexual Men Choose Fatherhood

Susan Newman Ph.D.
Single Gay and Heterosexual Men Choose Fatherhood

To Come Out To a Stranger Or Not?

Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
How coming out may be an ongoing process

Not Going Nuclear: So Many Ways to Live and Love

Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Increasingly, households and personal communities are not anchored by couples.

6 Well-Kept Secrets that Affect Family Size

Susan Newman Ph.D.
Changes creating The New Traditional Family.

A Story of Slavery From the Deep North

Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D.
A review of the documentary film, Traces of the Trade.

Remarriage with Adolescents

Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Remarriage with teenagers create the hardest step relationships of all.

Adoption Diary Pt. 3: My Daughter in Her Own Words

Toni Bernhard J.D.
When she becomes a mother herself, my daughter makes peace with her past.