Stepfamily Courtship

How to Make Three Right ReMarriage Choices

by Peter K. Gerlach, MSW



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 24/03/2003

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 569
ISBN : 9781450059961
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 569
ISBN : 9781401016951
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 569
ISBN : 9781401016944

About the Book

What´s Different about This Book?

        This modular reference book and series for co-parents and human-service professionals is unique in the genre of stepfamily media for seven reasons. It is the only current resource that...

  • Is based on (a) 30 years´ clinical research, including over 17,000 hours´ consultation with over 1,000 typical divorced and stepfamily adults and some of their kids; (b) five widespread re/marital hazards, and (c) 12  Projects to neutralize the hazards. This volume...

  • Integrates six core concepts:

    #  proven family-systems principles; and...

    #  an inner-family concept of human personalities, linked to...

    #  a definition of high-nurturance families;

    #  a framework of seven effective-thinking and communication skills,

    #  healthy three-level grieving and healing blocked grief; and...

    #  a framework of stepfamily realities, meanings, and merger-adjustment tasks.

A fifth uniqueness is that the book...

  • Provides Internet addresses to over 150 experience-based stepfamily articles, worksheets, and other resources to augment its contents. This is one of several guidebooks for a free, 8-module self-study course for people interested in healing and self-growth. Lesson 7 focuses on evolving high-nurturance stepfamilies.

    And this book is different because of...

  • My personality, writing style, training (BSME and MSW), and 72 years´ life experience (engineering, business, teaching, and 30 years´ practice of psychotherapy with hundreds of stepfamily clients). My learnings from personal "ACoA" recovery (from a low-nurturance childhood) since 1986 greatly influence this site and series of stress-prevention guidebooks. And...

  • I have many years of personal experience as a stepgrandson, adult stepson, stepfather of two girls, and stepbrother of four - and an admirer of two haughty stepcats.

About the Author

Peter has spent over 17,000 hours in clinical, phone, and classroom consultation with members of ~1,000 typical Midwestern divorced families and stepfamilies since 1981. He is an invited member of the Stepfamily Association of America Board of Directors.