completed a screening questionnaire, 8 of these met the selection criteria and 5 interviews were completed. Only one of the original respondents was male, and met the inclusion criteria; however, he did not complete an interview.
The five interviewed participants all were female, and had been recruited through the SAA website. These women were between the ages of 30 and 49, and had been married at least once prior to the current marriage. The length of their current marriage ranged from two to 22 years. All were both biological- and stepmothers.