ERIC Number: ED345166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Step by Step: A Guide to Stepfamily Living.
Martin, Don; Martin, Maggie
This book describes the difficulties from past marriages that people bring into the stepfamily, and explores methods of preparing for remarriage, and for involving children effectively in these new relationships. The first chapter focuses on understanding the stepfamily. The second chapter provides information about coping with divorce, and the third chapter considers beginning new relationships. The fourth chapter examines preparing for remarriage, and addresses the issues of money, children, sex and intimacy, parents, and the honeymoon. The fifth chapter explores the role of children when a couple decides to remarry. The sixth chapter focuses on the influence of the ex-spouse on remarriage. The seventh chapter presents information about integrating the family, and considers the importance of structure. In the eighth chapter the establishment of a stepfamily lifestyle is discussed, and in the ninth chapter old memories and the stepfamily are explored. The tenth chapter deals with the role of the custodial parent. The eleventh chapter examines dilemmas of the stepparent, and the twelfth chapter discusses preventing friction in the stepfamily. The thirteenth chapter focuses on creating a family atmosphere. The fourteenth chapter provides information about understanding children's behavior in the stepfamily; and the fifteenth chapter explores the effects of relatives, professionals, and society on the stepfamily. The sixteenth chapter emphasizes the shaping of plans that will affect the future. (LLL)
Descriptors: Coping, Divorce, Family Counseling, Family Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Parents, Remarriage, Stepfamily
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421-0311 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Blended Families