Books on Stepfamilies

Stepcoupling
by Susan Wisdom & Jennifer Green

"Stepcoupling offers advice for stepcouples on how to strengthen their blended family with a healthy marriage. Susan Wisdom and Jennifer Green provide tips and strategies on dealing with the issues remarried couples face."

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The Smart Stepfamily
By Ron L. Deal

"If you want to feel empowered, inspired, comforted and renewed about your steplife, read this book. In his straightforward and calming manner, author Ron Deal brings hope and healing into a stepparent's life in this easy-to-follow volume based on Christian principles. For the stepparent-to-be, the new stepparent or the veteran, this book is a lighthouse in a stormy world, reassuring us that we can find our way."

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Stepwives
by Lynne Oxhorn-Ringwood, Louise Oxhorn, Marjorie Krausz

"Oxhorn-Ringwood and Oxhorn present a refreshing approach to solving the problems of parenting after divorce. Once bitter enemies (Louise married Lynne's ex-husband), the authors, with the assistance of psychologist Krausz, created a ten-step program called CoMamas to help ex-wives and stepmothers build a healthy relationship that puts children first."

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Keys to Successful Stepfathering
by Carl Pickhardt

"Psychologist Carl E. Pickhardt offers common-sense advice to stepfathers on practicing tolerance and making compromises in order to establish oneself as a benefit to the family structure. His book maintains that it is possible to be an effective stepfather and maintain a healthy marriage at the same time."

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Yours, Mine & Ours
by Anne Bernstein

"Bernstein, a psychologist who writes for Parents Magazine , links her own experience as a stepparent and biological mother with research and with interviews she conducted among 55 remarried households in which a mutual child was born. Among the topics she discusses are the decision to have a "new" child, varying attachments, parenting the second time around, age differences between half-siblings, help or hindrance."

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Second Wives Club
by Lenore & Stephen Millian

"Second wives are often plagued by problems ranging from intrusions by their husband's ex-wife to the logistical horrors of sharing children over the holidays. With the divorce rate at over 65 percent, such issues are a growing reality for many women. "

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