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Existing evidence suggests that many married couples in the U.S. are managing stepfamily relationships. Empirical studies of stepfamily dynamics highlight the unique factors inherent in stepfamily marriages that impact their quality and stability, most notably the complexity of multiple relationships that exist at the onset of the marriage. Additional research on low-income populations suggests that economic strain carries with it risks for marital health and stability, as well. Therefore, low-income stepcouples represent a target population for the HMI of high and unique needs for marriage education. A conceptual framework for marriage education for stepcouples derived from research and an informal study with community educators targeting stepfamilies suggests the inclusion of eight core content areas: Utilizing basic marital skills; developing understanding of and positive view of stepfamilies; utilizing effective stepparenting practices; navigating relationships with former spouses/partners; negotiating stepfamily roles and rules; utilizing financial management skills; utilizing effective parenting practices; and building other supportive connections inside and outside the family. In addition, the framework suggests the consideration of several elements of program service delivery and of conditions that exist at the individual, family, and community levels and influence service needs. It is expected that the implementation of such a program will result in healthy stepfamily relationships and positive individual well-being (i.e., adult and child), and contribute to the overall quality and stability of stepcouple marriages. (Author abstract)