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The happy stepcouple : how couples with stepchildren can strengthen their relationships

Katz, Rachelle (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781538130650
  • ISBN: 1538130645
  • ISBN: 9781538130643
  • Physical Description: vi, 233 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-220) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Step 1: Revise unrealistic expectations. Stepfamilly fallacies -- Expectations of your relationship -- Finances -- Redefine the role of stepparent -- Step 2: Improve communication. The relevance of emotional attachment styles for stepcouples -- Understand each attachment style and its unique coping reaction -- The clash of emotional attachment styles -- The stepcouple shuffle -- Bolster your security -- Modify your reactions -- Don't let a grudge weight you down -- Gain courage to express feelings with confidence -- Communicate effectively -- Boost your partner's security -- Go gently into conflict -- Dance the waltz of intimacy -- Step 3: Address your specific stepcouple challenges. Manage insider/outsider issues -- Tame your partner's green-eyed monster -- Construct healthy boundaries -- Balance power in your relationship -- Further steps -- Closing words.
Summary, etc.: "Designed to help couples with children from prior relationships navigate the challenges of stepfamily life, The Happy Stepcouple is an indispensable self-help guide that instructs couples how to establish realistic stepfamily expectations, communicate effectively, and handle stepfamily problems in ways that strengthen their emotional connection"--
Subject: Stepparents
Interpersonal relations
Interpersonal relations
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