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Extended families

Practical tips for peaceful coexistence

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 14x22

Pages: 200

ISBN: 978-88-590-0881-1

Publication date: 01/10/2015


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When the bond in a couple breaks, following a separation, divorce or due to unexpected events, like the death or one of the two, the family unit can transform, giving life to a new couple, or to blended or extended families. And if one or both the partners already have children, you need to plan not only how to behave with your new partner but also with their children, your own children, with the relative natural parents and with any children which may come about from the new union.

Whether dealing with stable cohabitation or planning for holidays or weekends, it is essential that the building of a blended family be tackled confidently and in harmony and that everyone is aware of their educational roles and responsibilities.

The result of a lengthy experience as psychotherapists, the authors provide guidelines and practical tips to all those who find themselves taking care of or bringing up children who are not their own, children from previous partnerships, children who are adopted or fostered, temporarily or permanently. Thanks also to the accounts and true stories it contains, the book analyses the obstacles which compromise the building of a peaceful coexistence and the strategies which parents can enact in order to face change, distribute responsibility, facilitate integration and start a new life adventure.


- Introduction
- The wind of change
- To know the unknown

- Extending the family: granting wishes