It has been estimated that fifteen million children in the United States live in stepfamilies.
This book, by a husband-and-wife team consisting of a psychiatrist and a psychologist, gives an overview of the stepfamily and explains the importance of the stepfamily and its differences from the nuclear family.
With the rising rate of divorce and remarriage, more and more adults and children are today living in stepfamilies and encountering the unique adjustment problems and stresses inherent in the stepfamily situation.
Drawing upon their personal and professional experience the Vishers have provided a thoughtful, compassionate guide that will be invaluable for anyone who works with stepfamilies... as well as for anyone who lives in a stepfamily.
The Vishers' interest in stepfamilies began in 1959, when they were married and both became stepparents.