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BOOKS ON SEPARATION, DIVORCE & STEPFAMILIES
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The New Creative Divorce : How to Create a Happier, More Rewarding Life During-And After-Your Divorcee by Mel Krantzler, Patricia B. Krantzler (1999) shows readers how they can make the experience as positive and creative a part of their lives as possible. It is profoundly realistic and hopeful. 
Creative Divorce..ON AUDIO TAPE (1985)
 

 


Living in Step by. Jeanette Lofas & Roosevelt (1977) Describes the issues from the points of view of all members of the stepfamily. This historic book was the first to state that step relationships have their own specific dynamics requiring specific stepfamily knowledge and solutions.

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Stepparenting by Jeanette Lofas (1995). Techniques and tools Lofas has developed since 1975. Some of the issues are: how the stepfamily works and does not work, building couple strength, discipline, roles, rules, responsibilities, the prior spouse, time, money and manners. "The 'how to' on the stepfamily".

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Family Rules : Helping Stepfamilies and Single Parents by Jeanette Lofas (1998). Straightforward, no-nonsense house rules that make meals, bedtime, after school, activities, and even the busiest mornings orderly,predictable, and manageable.   Designed for moms and dads, custodial and visiting parents, stepfamilies, and single parents. It incorporates essential lessons for making the house rules work.

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Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child by Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.,  (1997) This expanded and revised edition (the book was originally published in 1980) includes emotional and legal tools, as well as many reference materials and resources.

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Stepfamilies : Myths and Realities  by Emily B. Visher, John S. Visher, M.D (1993) An overview of the stepfamily which explains the importance of understanding the special nature of the stepfamily and its differences from the nuclear family. A guide for anyone who works with stepfamilies as well as anyone who lives in a stepfamily.

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How to Win As a Stepfamily by Emily B. Visher, John S. Visher, M.D. (1991) This is a great source for building knowledge and insight into how to handle the stressors of blending families.

 

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Second Chances : Men, Women, and Children a Decade After Divorce by Judith S. Wallerstein, Sandra Blakeslee, (1996) Very insightful and rigorously researched.  Based on the author's own research with the  same children and adults after a divorce and the same individuals a decade latter.

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The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce by Judith S. Wallerstein, Julia M. Lewis, Sandra Blakeslee, (2000) a variety of stories from people of different ages and life stages. Both encouraging and thought-provoking. Twenty-five years ago, when the impact of divorce on children was not well understood, Wallerstein began what has now become the largest study on the subject.

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What to Tell the Kids About Your Divorce by Darlene Weyburne,  (1999) Focus is on helping parents separate their relationship issues from that of their relationship with the children.  In later chapters, this book will help you gain valuable knowledge about divorce, with or without children.  It also describes situations that a person goes through during and after a divorce. 


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WEB LINKS ON SEPARATION & DIVORCE
Stepfamily Association of America

"We're a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to successful stepfamily living. Our site provides educational information and resources for anyone interested in stepfamilies and their issues."

Divorce Online

An electronic resource for people involved in, or facing the prospect of, divorce. Divorce Online provides free articles and information on the financial, legal, psychological, real-estate, and other aspects of divorce.

Avoiding Postdivorce Pitfalls That Damage Children

MEDSCAPE - PEDIATRIC NEWS- According to a study cited by Alan J. Ravitz, MD, predictors of successful adolescent development after divorce include repartnering of the custodial parent and time with the noncustodial parent. (To access the article you will have to register with Medscape. Registration is free.)

Making Custody Agreements Work

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY (AAMFT)  This article touches on how to help families structure custody
agreements that will encourage connections to the absent parent.

Divorce Matters: Talking With Your Child's Other Parent

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY  -  This is a handout for divorcing parents.

Supporting Stepfamilies

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA  -  These materials were developed to help strengthen stepfamilies.

Supporting Stepfamilies: What Do the Children Feel?

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA  -  These materials were developed to help strengthen stepfamilies.

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