Stepfamily Life : Why it is Different and How to Make it Work
In this book, Margaret Newman, an experienced couple and family counsellor and a member of a stepfamily herself, describes challenges that members of a stepfamily usually encounter. these include managing the complications of stepfamily life, understanding how to help children through difficult times, and ways to maintain a loving relationship. Using case studies and the experience of working with a broad range of stepfamily situations, she examines problem areas and explains what is happening and what to do about it. Margaret Newman is co-author of the acclaimed Really Relating and co-founder of the Jansen Newman Institute in Sydney.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 220 x 229mm
- 01 Jun 2004
- Finch Publishing
- Lane Cove, Australia
'Stepfamilies need clarity and experienced support just as much as they need love and hope. Margaret Newman richly provides that. Her book is insightful, practical, optimistic and approachable. It covers a huge amount of ground very clearly and offers treasures to every stepfamily member.' Stephanie Dowrick, author of Intimacy & Solitude.
About Margaret Newman
Psychologist Margaret Newman is co-founder and co-director of Jansen Newman Institute in Sydney, which is a leader in the field of tertiary education in the areas of counselling and human change, including individual psychotherapy, couple and family therapy. Margaret Newman, a member of a stepfamily herself, brings to this book twenty-five years' experience in the areas of individual, couple and family counselling. Stepfamily Life is a revised edition of her earlier book, Stepfamily Realities.