From Dr. Jane's Notebook

Divorce Realities

With the high rate of divorce and remarriage over the past 30 years, a scarce few of us are not members of step-families. Even those who deny this reality at first, can usually think of at least one member of the family who is now related by remarriage. We have step-siblings, step-parents, step-children and step-cousins to name just a few. The problems of step-family living have been the topic of much research. Coping with those problems presents new challenges on a continuous basis.

Who can forget the immortal words of Kahlil Gibran in his work, The Prophet... "Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself. They come through you, but not from you, and though they are with you yet they belong not to you". When our children are grown, they will know and appreciate those who have truly understood their needs and sensitivities.

Copyright, 1992, 1995, Jane R. Rosen-Grandon. All rights reserved.

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Last Updated October 17, 1998 by Gary M. Grandon, Ph.D.