Stepfamily literature suggests that many or most typicalU.S. re/marriages fail legally. Many more couples endure daily unhappinessrather than divorce again. Millions of co-parents (stepparents and bioparentmates) and their kids endure stress andMoreStepfamily literature suggests that many or most typicalU.S. re/marriages fail legally. Many more couples endure daily unhappinessrather than divorce again.
Millions of co-parents (stepparents and bioparentmates) and their kids endure stress and conflict, rather than the warmth,security, companionship and potential love they pictured while dating. Fewcouples would board a jet with their kids if the odds of crashing were over half- yet millions undertake stepfamily re/marriage unaware of the 14 danger signson p.
9.From 25 years clinical research, andexperience as a stepson and stepfather, veteran therapist Peter Gerlach, MSW,offers an effective way for courting couples to decide whether they re choosingthe right people to re/wed, for the right reasons, at the right time.This is the third book in a re/divorce-prevention series.
The series proposes12 co-parent safeguard projects to neutralize five re/marriage hazards: (1)denied psychological wounds, (2) unawareness of stepfamily realities and keylife skills, (3) blocked grief, (4) courtship neediness and delusions, and (5)little informed human and media support.Volume 4 in the series, Build a High-nurturance Stepfamily (xlibris.com),guides co-parents and supporters through projects 8-12.
Both books refer to manyarticles and worksheets in the companion non-profit Stepfamily inFormation Website [ sfhelp.org ].Peter has spent over 17,000 hours in clinical, phone, and classroomconsultation with members of ~1,000 typical Midwestern divorced families andstepfamilies since 1981. He is an invited Board member of the nonprofitStepfamily Association of America, and a contributing editor of YourStepfamily magazine.