Quotation by Laurence Steinberg

From the adolescent's perspective, it's like discovering that another layer of management (the stepparent) is being thrust between you and the boss (parent) you've reported to for twelve, fourteen, or even sixteen years. Or worse, that the business (the home) has been bought out from under you. From the teenager's perspective, remarriage can feel like a hostile takeover.
Laurence Steinberg (20th century), U.S. professor of psychology, and Ann Levine (20th century), U.S. author and writer. You and Your Adolescent, ch. 3 (1990).
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