It can be a special challenge to be a teen in a stepfamily. How can you successfully handle this experience? If you are one of the many young people today who live in a family where one of the parents is a stepparent, you are certainly aware of how different your life is compared with many of your friends. Until recently, stepfamilies were rare and step parents were just the villains of the fairy tales. But now one out of every seven families in the United States is a stepfamily. These families face, besides the normal family pressures, some additional tensions and special problems.
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