Stepcoupling Creating and Sustaining a Strong Marriage in Today's Blended Family

ISBN-10: 0609807412

ISBN-13: 9780609807415

Edition: 2002

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Description: Love may be sweeter the second time around, but once the bliss of a newfound relationship wears off a little, the reality of being part of a stepfamily sets in. If you are one of the millions of remarried Americans facing the challenge of blending two existing families into one cohesive whole, you are part of a stepcouple—and you know all too well how hard it can be to make your marriage work in sometimes tough terrain. Different parenting styles, finances, relationships with ex-spouses, legal matters, and even seemingly simple issues such as the kinds of chores assigned to children can chisel away at your union if you don’t always make your marriage a priority. Stepcoupling offers advice for stepcouples on how to do just that—all the while strengthening their blended family with a healthy marriage. Susan Wisdom and Jennifer Green provide tips and strategies on dealing with the issues remarried couples face, with a wealth of advice from real-life stepcouples, such as: * Learning to tailor your expectations of your spouse or children and remembering that no family is perfect * Knowing where your boundaries are, whether involving a hostile ex-spouse or a stepchild who demands too much attention * Realizing that traits like flexibility, tolerance, forgiveness, and openness are especially essential in a stepfamily situation * Making “us” time for talking, problem-solving, weekends away, and enjoying your marriage to constantly renew and strengthen your bond as a couple Let this invaluable remarriage manual help you make your stepcouple the foundation of a strong, happy, and successful stepfamily.

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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 2/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

SUSAN WISDOM, LPC, is a therapist who specializes in counseling divorcing adults and stepfamilies. She lives in Portland, Oregon. JENNIFER GREEN is a freelance writer who lives in Salem, Oregon. Both authors have been part of successful stepcouples for the past twenty-five years.

Congratulations! You're Part of a Stepcouple
Tailoring Your Expectations of your Spouse and Family
Shaping and Knowing Your Own Boundaries
Rewriting Roles: A Feat of Family Acrobatics
Blending Your Sometimes Opposing Styles
Embracing Values: Your Own and Your Partner's
Empowering Everyone: The Key to Stepcoupling Success
Looking Back: One Stepcouple's Story Resources for Stepcouples Organizations
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