New York, Aug 11 ( ANI ): A new study has found that husbands who are stepdads are twice as likely to leave their wives than husbands in traditional marriages.
These men were all part of blended families and were stepdads to at least one child.
Couples have regular arguments over the kids, men report feeling unappreciated and say they don't understand what their wives want from them." Responses from stepdads showed these men are twice as likely to leave -compared to biological fathers.The most current US government statistics show divorce in blended families is now in the 70% range.
Nearly 31% of the stepdads reported they had problems with the children's' biological fathers.
San Jose, CA, March 15, 2013 --(PR.com)-- In its second birthday month (February 2013), the Support for Stepdads on-line community resource and forum is helping people in blended families in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia as well as across the US and Canada.
Founder Gerardo Campbell's statistics show that international hits on Support for Stepdads increased from 15.34 percent of total hits in 2011 to 23.27 percent in 2012, when most foreign hits came from Canada, China and Great Britain compared to Denmark, Canada and Vietnam in 2011.
Today the site's solid international following is encouraged through a language translation capacity and also attracts stepmothers and stepchildren, especially to its pages offering stepdad poems and quotes for stepdads.
Early into his research Wheeler discovered there were nearly no resources for struggling stepdads that were easy to find.
The Stepdad Disadvantage: A Study in Family Conflict outlines the key problems stepdads face- and some simple solutions.
Wheeler's research became the inspiration for the blended family resource site stepdadding.com and now a book, The Stepdad's Guide: Resolving Family Conflict: A handbook to help blended families succeed.
South Lake Tahoe, CA, June 11, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The stepdad resource site Stepdadding.com was added to the list.
Wheeler is the author of The Stepdad's Guide, Resolving Family Conflict, says he launched the site to help other step-dads overcome the challenges he says usually come with the job.