Remarriage Following Divorce: Stressors and Well-Being of Custodial and Noncustodial Parents

Cheryl Buehler, M. Janice Hogan, Robert J. Levy, Beatrice Robinson

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between (1) remarriage status and former spouses' divorce-related stressors and (2) remarriage status and former spouses' current well-being. Divorce-related stressors were classified as economic, housing, legal, parent-child, or former spouse. Self-esteem, parenting satisfaction, and economic well-being were used to measure current well-being. A sample of 125 former couples (250 individuals) was divided into four remarriage groups: neither former spouse had remarried, only the husband had remarried, only the wife had remarried, and both had remarried. Using multivariate analysis of variance, divorce-related stressors, self-esteem, and parenting satisfaction were not related to remarriage status, whereas economic well-being was related. These findings are discussed and the relationship between the divorce and remarriage transitions is explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-420
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Family Issues
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1986

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