At 1HL we are dedicated to providing the tools and resources needed to support and encourage families to live their 1happylife. It is our mission to provide you with a personalized way to manage your co-parenting and blended community life and keep you connected to the ones you love.

Truth

  • 75% of those that divorce eventually remarry.1
  • One of three Americans currently has a step-relationship of some kind and it is estimated that 50% will during their lifetime.2
  • An estimated one-third of children will live in a step-parent home before the age of 183 and 50% will have a step-parent at some point in their lifetime.4
  • 40% of married couples with children in the U.S. are step-couples.5
  • Blended families were projected to be the predominant community form in the U.S. as of 2010.6
  • According to step-community expert Ron Deal (2002), "The average step-community takes seven years to integrate. Parents want to believe their kids will be okay, thus the power of hope blinds couples to the realities of step-community integration." (p. 64)7

Breaking the Trend

  • There is a 50% chance of divorce for those who marry.8
  • An estimated current divorce rate of stepfamily couples is roughly 45-50% and a projected divorce rate is roughly 50-60% (Deal, 2014).9

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