2/5/2013 – In Blended Families, Responsibility Blurs

Research shows that the ties which lead adult children to become caregivers — depending on how much contact they have with parents, how nearby they live, how obligated they feel — are weaker in stepchildren. Money sometimes enters the equation too, if biological children resent a parent’s spending their presumed inheritance on care for an ailing stepparent.

Read the full article at The New York Times.