The source of difficulties in family life may be the personality characteristics of one or both spouses. We are talking about traits that initially corresponded to the norm, but were not quite adequate to the personal qualities of the partner or the partner did not find the right approach to communication, was not able to cope with some of the features of his own psyche. In addition, it can also be pathological properties of the individual, which in themselves represent a problem in interpersonal relationships, and even more so in marital relations, making them initially potentially conflicting and complex, requiring special skills and attitudes for more or less harmonious coexistence of family members (R. Vulis, 1999). Continue reading
And yet – the family broke up. What happens then, when it is possible to create a second family?
When a family breaks up, former spouses are often in conflict. If one of them remarries, the relationship often escalates. If both former spouses remarry, the relationship between them either ends or becomes neutral. Still, in nine cases out of ten, mothers try to keep their children away from their ex – husbands ‘ fathers and do their best to tie their children to their stepfathers.
Another pattern: out of three remarriages, two families break up. Continue reading