Stepfamilies: A Theory Analysis

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The last theory talked about in this chapter is called symbolic interactionism. Floyd and Morman describe this theory in their book is that it “focuses on the various ways in which humans acquire their individual and relational identities through social interaction” (p. 179, 2014). Although many individuals, if not all, develop meanings of communication through society and culture that surround their environment, but they also develop responses to those meanings by their interaction with others. One of the concepts that develop within stepfamilies in relation to this theory is the idea of role taking. An example of this theory within my family comes from my mother. Whenever my stepfather and I would arrive in conflict, it was always my mother

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