Identify some of the common sources of tensions among stepsiblings and the potential benefits of having a half­sibling. 

 

 Compare the cultural perceptions and realities of the roles of stepmothers and stepfathers.

 

 Question why remarriages are more likely to end in divorce than first marriages. 

 

 Assess the strengths of remarried families and the various strategies that can be used to support these families.