APPENDIX E Revised Core Interview Questions
Question 1: In what ways, if any, do you see your stepfamily to be different than a “non- step” family?
Question 2: What similarities and differences do you see between problems in your stepcouple relationship versus those in a non-step-relationship?
Question 3: What have been your biggest challenges as a stepcouple?
Question 4: What issues have you and your partner found to be the most challenging in creating and maintaining your stepfamily?
Question 5: What are the three (3) problem topics that occur most frequently for you as a couple?
Question 6: Do you and your partner have any problems that you have not been able to resolve up until now?
Question 7: If there has been what you might call a “critical event” that particularly challenged you in your relationship, please describe it.
Question 8: If you have resolved this “critical event,” how did you do so? If you have not resolved it, what do you see as the barriers?