Positive and practical, this guide should be useful to anyone involved in the increasingly common experience of life in a stepfamily. It explores the facts, the myths and stereotypes about stepfamilies, and provides information for the complete enjoyment of the - potentially difficult - stepfamily experience. Full of case studies, quotes, anecdotes and practical advice, this book covers the various concerns of each family member, including where stepchildren do and do not live with the step-parent, the relationship between the step-parent and the relevant biological parent. It also looks at concerns of stepfathers, such as financial problems and worries about maintaining contact with children from an earlier relationship, as well as those of stepmothers, such as being of a similar age to stepchildren or wanting a baby of their own. The book provides sources of support and help: emotional, practical and financial.