Matrix of the Blended Family is a personalized and intimate story of the trials presented in being part of a blended family. It takes a fresh look at different problem solving methods. The ideas in the book are offered in four different categories corresponding to the four seasons. Each season symbolizes a season in the life of a blended family. It starts with Autumn and the issues that deal with the death of ideals and the traditional family. The Winter section of the book addresses the struggles for survival in the blended family. The Spring category tackles the techniques that can be used to develop a healthy blended family and the Summer section depicts the picture of a successful blended family. The book is meant to be read and used repeatedly as a resource for families, to bring insight and provoke thought and ideas for specific issues that arise in the blended family situation.