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Debunking 10 Divorce Myths

        Health | Marriage


Divorce Myth: Following divorce, the children involved are better off in step-families than in single-parent families.

Fact: The evidence suggests that stepfamilies are no improvement over single-parent families, even though typically income levels are higher and there is a father figure in the home. Stepfamilies tend to have their own set of problems, including interpersonal conflicts with new parent figures and a very high risk of family breakup.