In the modern world, few Americans grow up in the traditional nuclear family. The high divorce rate has led to an increase of blended families in which one or both partners have children from previous relationships that will need to blend into the new family setting.
In an essay (550 words), describe how this change in family structure has altered the culture and values in the United States. Include an explanation of how this change in family structure is evidenced in the socialization process.
Blended Families Student`s Name Institutional Affiliation Blended Families Over the past five decades, the American family has dramatically changed. It is no longer what it used to be. This is due to the dramatic rise in divorce cases, cohabitation of families rather than marriage, gay and heterosexual families and more children are being born out of wedlock. This is a shift from the ideal family of companion marriage that was being popularized during the early 1920s to more freedom relationships. Before the shift occurred, an ideal Amer