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Introduction

WithMarvin B. Sussman, Irene Levin

What can editors say about a volume on stepfamilies which has not already been said by the contributors in the pages that follow? Not too much. Editors have the prerogative to be redundant, praiseworthy, scandalous and obstinate in words and deeds. After all, editors are in control of the process. Yet negativism which is the forte of the majority of editors (such a grandiose statement will get me in trouble) escapes a few. Here authors are honored for their contributions to the body of knowledge; taking advantage of the constructive criticism of reviewers and consequently improving their papers immensely; their tolerance of the complexities and vagaries of publishing. “Yes, it is to be published in 1997—definitely.”