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COSTA, Juliana Monteiro  and  DIAS, Cristina Maria de Souza Brito. Remarried families: changes, challenges and potentialities. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.3, pp. 72-87. ISSN 1516-3687.

The aim of this research was to investigate the experience of people who were remarried for at least two years. Participants were five women and three men with biological or adopted children from a previous marriage, who lived in Recife city. A semi-structures interview was applied following a pre-established guide. Six themes were analyzed according to Thematic Content Analysis Technique: motivation to remarriage; time between unions; children adaptation to the new family; family administration; experienced feelings and future expectations. Can be conclude that the four first years of living together are especially delicate, demanding greater flexibility and patience from the couple and their children in order to achieve family integration. Although members in this new configuration point to difficulties regarding their roles, remarried families present great potentialities as health and satisfaction promoting units for these people.

Keywords : marriage; parent-child interactions; reconstituted family; family composition; family relationship.

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