National Stepfamily Day Mission
Is enhanced by our strong commitment to support the stepfamilies of our nation in their mission to raise their children, create strong family structures to support the individual members of the family, instill in them a sense of responsibility to all extended family members. To develop programs, research, and support the American Stepfamilies.
Here are some suggestions from National Stepfamily Day picnic's in the past.
Other ways to celebrate National Stepfamily Day and Week or making new family traditions that bond your family. Here a few suggestions:
Stepfamily Fact Sheet National Stepfamily Resource Center
The U.S. Census Bureau recently decided to discontinue providing estimates of marriage, divorce, and remarriage except for those that are available from our current census. Thus, many of our current estimates were derived from the 1990 census and earlier data sources.
Current estimates from 1988-1990 suggest: 92% of all men and women marry by age 50 43% of first marriages will end in divorce within 15 years 25% of all men and women report being marriage two or more times by age 50 In 2004, 42% of all marriages were remarriages for at least one partner Of those who get divorced, 75% will remarry (65% bring children from a previous union) 60% of those who get remarried redivorce 15% of remarriages will end in divorce within 3 years, 25% within 5 years, 39% within 10 years The average length of first and re- marriages that end in divorce is about 8 years The average time between first divorce and remarriage is about 3.5 years 54% of women will remarry within 5 years of first divorce and 75% within 10 years 50% of men who remarry after first divorce do so within 3-4 years Having low income and living in poor neighborhoods are associated with a lower chance of remarriage Younger adults are more likely to remarry than older ones Whites and Latinos are more likely to remarry than African Americans After 5 years of divorce Whites are most likely to remarry (58%), followed by Latinos (44%) and African Americans (32%)