Raising children is no easy task. Especially if they are children from your husband's or wife's previous marriage. Just at the moment that you are trying to build a strong relationship with your new spouse, conflicts arise with the children. Can you hold your new family together? According to experts, most second and third marriages dissolve because of disagreements about the children. That need not happen to you. Your family can learn to work and play together, to love and respect each other. Written with a touch of humor, founded on personal experience and professional insight, The Blended Family can help you free yourself from th e guilt of past marital failure, establish your parental role on solid ground, overcome sibling rivalries, and much more!
Tom Frydenger is a professional family counselor who did not count on his work following him home. Adrienne brought not only her talents as a writer to their marriage, but Nichole (left) and Jennifer (right), the children of her previous marriage. In 1982, a son, Luke, was born into the Frydenger's "blended family." They live in Decatur, Illinois, where Tom continues his counseling practice.
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