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The Truth about Stepfamilies: Real American Stepfamilies Speak Out about What Works and What Doesn't When it Comes to Creating a Family Toge

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As divorce and remarriage rates soar, stepfamilies are quickly becoming the rule rather than the exception. In The Truth about Stepfamilies, professional journalist and longtime stepmom Anne O'Connor shares personal stories of parents and children from across the country about their struggle to create their own family and traditions amidst the history that each person brin ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 22nd 2003 by Da Capo Lifelong Books (first published May 2003)
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Michelle
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've always tried to read parenting books for my baby/now toddler. Especially now I'm reading a bunch because she's getting to a tricky stage. Then dingding, I felt like, Why the heck have I never read a stepparenting book? You guys, being a stepparent is tough, and I've honestly never considered finding a book about it, or getting any sort of support except to sometimes vent to my spouse, family, or friends.

I think that was because I stupidly thought, There isn't any situation like ours. I eve
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Elaine
Apr 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book even better than the Stepcoupling book because it covered all sorts of different versions of stepfamilies. And reading about the problems in other families from all perspectives (the children, the parents, the step-parents) really brought home the effects of the adults interactions with each other. Because of this book I am trying harder to be more than just civil to my ex and his girlfriend, because I know the nicer we are to each other the better off my son will be in the fut ...more
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