Almost a third of all 2-parent families in the UK include one or more stepchildren from a previous relationship.
The classic 2.4 children is a thing of the past as the average 2-parent family now includes 1.6 children from the current relationship and 0.7 children from past relationships, found the study by Aviva. (The idea of 0.7 of a child is an interesting one.)
The new modern family is the result of more than 1 in 3 marriages in the UK being a remarriage for at least 1 partner, and 15% involving remarriage for both.
We can’t help but think of the American sitcom Modern Family where 1 of the 3 families has a stepchild. We love Manny’s touching relationship with his stepfather and siblings.
What do you think?