Adolescence Adjustment to Divorce and Remarriage
The adolescence is a critical stage in human life that causes family ties redefinition and realignment. The relationship between parent and the child is changed during adolescent as the teenagers establish autonomy. The style of parenting and family type adjustment influences the adolescents. Studies report that approximately 50 percent of first marriages lead to divorce. In addition, the majority of the divorced partners chooses to remarry where they bring new children into their next unions (Gunnar and Andrew, 76). In this respect child factor in the step relationship increases the complexities of solving marriage problems.
Studies indicate that adolescents of divorced parents encounter more challenges in adjustment relative to the adolescent of intact families (Booth, Judy and Judith, 33). In addition, adolescents are more likely to become sexually active at an early stage of their lives in divorced families. Similarly, they are more depressed, less pro-social, more withdrawn, more anxious, and more aggressive and can easily abuse s