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
One of the aspects of the marriage adventure is that just when the problems of a certain stage begin to be solved, the next stage opens up its new possibilities. A young couple who developed a pleasant way of living together early in their marriage finds that having a child causes new problems and resumes old ones. For many couples, this is a charming period of shared anticipation and expectation of a child, but for others, it is a period of despair that takes different forms. The wife may be extremely agitated during pregnancy, she may have incomprehensible physical problems that prevent the child from being delivered to term, or she begins to behave erratically and strangely immediately after the birth of the child. In other cases, the husband or one of the relatives may develop a state of despair that coincides with the time of this event. Continue reading