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

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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 dont 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.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

One. Congratulations! You're Part of a Stepcouple

Two. Tailoring Your Expectations of your Spouse and Family

Three. Shaping and Knowing Your Own Boundaries

Four. Rewriting Roles: A Feat of Family Acrobatics

Five. Blending Your Sometimes Opposing Styles

Six. Embracing Values: Your Own and Your Partner's

Seven. Empowering Everyone: The Key to Stepcoupling Success

Eight. Looking Back: One Stepcouple's Story

Resources for Stepcouples

Organizations

Websites

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780609807415
Author:
Wisdom, Susan
Author:
Green, Jennifer
Author:
Wisdom, Susan
Author:
Susan Wisdom, L.P.C., and Jennifer Green
Author:
Susan Wisdom, M.A., L.P.C., and Jennifer Green
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Location:
New York
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Stepparenting
Subject:
Stepfamilies
Subject:
Remarried people.
Subject:
Parenting - Stepparenting
Subject:
Stepfamilies -- United States.
Subject:
Remarried people -- United States.
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 00-4754
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.03x5.22x.62 in. .45 lbs.

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