Patterns of Divorce and Remarriage



This chapter assumes that due to the high frequency of divorce and remarriage in America, some people who seek counseling may be involved in complicated relationship networks. Visual displays of these networks in the form of affinographs may help find solutions through individual, couple, or family counseling. The network ideas, expressed through affinographs, can help counselors deal with problems related to the changing family relationships. The term compound family was introduced to differentiate between the nuclear and extended families from the complex structures referred to in the literature under a variety of labels.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesThe University of Texas at TylerTylerUSA

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