This book stressesadult stepfamilies which can be out-and-out war.
Book Review by Jan Wilson
Step Wars: Overcoming the Perils and Making Peace in Adult Stepfamilies
by Grace Gabe, MD Jean Lipman-Blumen, PhD
Most stepparenting books are written about families with young and teen-aged children. This book stresses adult stepfamilies which can be out-and-out war.
Few marriage-committed parents of grown children are prepared for the avalanche of feelings that blanket their adult children when their offspring learn their parent is getting remarried–feelings that can escalate into war!
The authors (Grace Gabe, M.D., a neurologist and psychiatrist who has treated stepfamilies for over twenty years and Jean Lipman-Bluman, Ph.D., a professor at Claremont Graduate University in California) use case studies from a variety of perspectives to present experiences from real life and realistic solutions.
Written for both the couple getting married as well as their adult children, Step Wars is the only book in the market that focuses on the blending of adult families. It can help families negotiate a truce as well as help happy remarriages stay that way!
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