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A Must Read for Every Stepparent
Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2020
I received my book today and have not been able to put it down!!! Like every other book by Dr. Chapman and Ron Deal, this book is incredibly insightful to inner workings of marriage and blended families. Being a stepparent is one of the hardest things I have ever done, but this book makes it feel so much less daunting. We have followed Dr. Chapman's "5 Love Languages" for awhile both in our marriage and with our children. This book adds an added level to that as we are also a blended family. It discusses how to apply those same principles of the love languages to your stepfamily, individuals who may not want to give or receive that love from you the stepparent. It discusses how to balance stepfamily life - the guilt, the emotional wounds, cultural differences, etc. If you've followed the Smart Stepfamily series as I have, then you know how much Ron Deal adds in these categories. This book is an absolute must read if you are part of a blended family!