Despite the fact that more than 40 percent of Canadian marriages end in divorce each year, over 70 percent of divorced people eventually remarry and fail again-over 50 percent of the time. Among the many reasons for the failure of these second marriages between supposedly older and wiser participants, the problems stemming from step-parenting and the blending of the families ranks high, explains psychologist and author Scott Wooding in this comprehensive and groundbreaking look at the challenges faced by couples starting over again.
Starting with the breakup itself, and after outlining the pitfalls and hurdles surrounding the love which most adults assume will lead to new found happiness, Dr. Wooding presents a comprehensive roadmap, a one step-at-a-time guide to successful remarriage for parents and children alike.
"Being a parent is the toughest job you'll ever love. When you're a stepparent, the job can be even harder. The more relationships there are to navigate within a family, the more chances for misunderstandings, resentments, and breakdowns in communication. Luckily, Dr. Scott Wooding has written a useful, accessible book for people facing the special hurdle of step parenting."
— ForeWord Magazine
"Dr. Scott Wooding has written a useful, accessible book for people facing the special hurdle of step parenting."
— School Library Journal
"A valuable source to anyone touched by a divorce involving children. . . Dr. Wooding's book is sensitive, informative and practical. Regardless of the age and stage of the divorce, the adults or children involved, Dr. Wooding's book is sensitive, informative and practical. Rather than bogging the reader down with statistics, it flows well with chronological categories. It makes sense out of what can become very confusing times. Take the time; we think it was worth it!"
— Edmonton's Child