Implications of remarriage and stepfamily formation for marriage education*


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    Special thanks to Marilyn Coleman for her time and invaluable comments on the preparation of this manuscript.

**Address correspondence to: Dr. Francesca Adler-Baeder, 286 Spidle Hall, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849 (


Couples in remarriages with stepchildren are a significant portion of the marriage population and have unique educational needs regarding aspects of couple functioning within the context of stepfamily development. From a review of the literature, we examine current curricula focused on these couples. Information is offered on implementation issues regarding recruitment, delivery context, facilitator and participant characteristics, and evaluation.