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  • Stepfamily/Blended Family Links

    The following links are listed to provide you with additional resources for stepfamilies and blended families.

    Recommended Books

    • The Stepfamily Handbook: From Dating to Getting Serious, to Forming a “Blended Family” by Karen S. Bonnell & Patricia L. Papernow
    • Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn’t by Patricia L. Papernow

    Some Normal Stepfamily Issues:

    Insiders and Outsiders

    Kids in Stepfamilies

    Co-parenting with your Ex

    Building a New Family Culture

    Surviving in Stepfamilies:

    What Works and What Doesn’t

    Excellent hour-long talk on stepfamily challenges

    Becoming a Successful “Blended Family”

    22-minute public lecture for stepfamily members

    Techniques for Helping Today’s Parents

    Parenting and Stepparenting Are Different

    Loss, Loyalty Binds, and Change:

    the Stepfamily Experience for Kids

    Psychoeducation, Interpersonal Skills, and Intrapsychic Work