by Karen S. Bonnell, M.S.
and Patricia L. Papernow, Ed.D
Praise for The Stepfamily Handbook
“You’re holding the map to a successful “blended family.” This is essential reading for everyone, at any point along the road to stepfamily. I will be recommending this as essential reading for all of my clients.”Anne Robinson Lucas, LMHC, Psychotherapist, Mediator, Trainer, and Stepparent
“The Stepfamily Handbook is a game changer. It’s concise yet thorough. It’s thoughtful yet intuitive. It gives parents and partners crucial information about expanding families. As a stepmom, it’s eye-opening to see the complex dynamics at play for all parties — including co-parents. If you’re a parent, or considering dating a parent The Stepfamily Handbook should be required reading before that first date!”Elise Buie, J.D., GAL, Principal Elie Buie Family Law Group
“This is essentially a book about love at its most stretched and challenged. Not a fantasy hearts-and-flowers love, but a resilient, grown-up version. I warmly applaud the sleeves-up, practical, compassionate approach of this book.”Cristopher Mills, psychotherapist, family consultant, author
“Karen Bonnell and Patricia Papernow have created an essential roadmap for any divorced or separated parent who is dating or re-partnering. This practical and wise book is a must read for parents, stepparents, and professionals.”Robin M. Deutsch, PhD, ABPP, Founder and Past Director, Center for Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law at the William James College
“There’s a lot here for everyone. Detailed, well-researched, and constructive guidance offered in easily understood language.”Robert Kaufman, PhD, ABPP, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist