When Your Parent Remarries Late In Life: Making Peace With Your Adult Stepfamily

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Adams Media, Jun 4, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages
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Dealing with stepparents isn't just a kid's problem anymore. With more and more older parents remarrying, you could be one of the many adults having to deal with the issues that arise from these later-in-life unions. Luckily, Terri P. Smith is here to help you out with what to do after your parent walks down the aisle, again.

Smith deals with the conflicts that will come up over:

  • Sharing time between stepfamilies
  • Family rituals
  • Prized possessions
  • Wills, inheritances, and trust funds
  • Caregiving and illness
  • Holidays and vacations
These practical solutions and emotionally satisfying answers will relieve the strain of your parent's remarrying, and allow you to enjoy your new extended family!
 

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Contents

Why Is My Father Holding that Womans Hand?
1
What Is Your Intention with My Mother?
21
What Do You Mean the Wedding Is
37
To Attendor Not to Attend the Wedding?
58
IDont Feel Comfortable Calling You Dad
73
You Like Your Stepchildren Better Than Me
93
Why Didnt You Ask Before You SoldMy
123
But Weve Always Spent the Holidays
147
Dont Discipline My Children
167
Is It Okay to Contact My ExStepmother?
183
Were One Big Happy Family
195
How Do I Overcome Barriers to Love?
217
concluSion TakeAction
251
about the authors
266
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