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The Remarriage Blueprint

How Remarried Couples And Their Families Succeed Or Fail

By Maggie Scarf, 1932-

New York Times bestselling relationship expert Maggie Scarf shares in-depth stories of seven remar­ried couples—revealing the unique challenges they face as they strive to achieve lasting intimacy and familial harmony.

It’s estimated that 40 percent of new marriages in the US are remarriages, but the survival rate of second marriages is alarmingly low. Many remar­rying couples set out with a sense of optimism, a belief that this marriage will usher in a life of happiness and family unity—but complicated family dynamics can often strain new partnerships to the breaking point. The challenges of remarriage are pervasive, but little guidance has existed until now.

Based on more than a decade of candid, revela­tory interviews, The Remarriage Blueprint provides a crucial explanation of the obstacles to remarriage and the secrets to overcoming them. Maggie Scarf, a consummate relationship expert, plumbs the everyday workings of shared life to illuminate the emotional preconceptions, social pressures, and perpetuated fantasies that confound remarriage. Through cautionary tales and stories of hope, Scarf offers guidance for handling everything from children who reject the new family dynamic to the thorny issue of money. Loaded with practical wisdom and searing accounts, The Remarriage Blueprint is a definitive road map to a happy, thriving, inte­grated household.

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2013

ISBN

9781439169537


Format: Book
Author: Scarf, Maggie, 1932-
Summary: Relationship expert Maggie Scarf shares in-depth stories of seven remarried couples--revealing the unique challenges they face as they strive to achieve lasting intimacy and familial harmony. It's estimated that 40 percent of new marriages in the US are remarriages, but the survival rate of second marriages is alarmingly low. Many remarrying couples set out with a sense of optimism, a belief that this marriage will usher in a life of happiness and family unity--but family dynamics can often strain new partnerships to the breaking point. The challenges of remarriage are pervasive, but little guidance has existed until now. Based on more than a decade of candid, revelatory interviews, The Remarriage Blueprint provides a crucial explanation of the obstacles to remarriage and the secrets to overcoming them.--From publisher description.
Title: The remarriage blueprint : how remarried couples and their families succeed or fail / Maggie Scarf.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Scribner, 2013.
Subject: Remarriage Stepfamilies Remarried people -- Family relationships.
Isbn: 9781439169537 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1439169535 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 306.84 Sca
Oclc: 816512668
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Bib Id: 453215

Format: Book
Author: Scarf, Maggie, 1932-
Summary: Relationship expert Maggie Scarf shares in-depth stories of seven remarried couples--revealing the unique challenges they face as they strive to achieve lasting intimacy and familial harmony. It's estimated that 40 percent of new marriages in the US are remarriages, but the survival rate of second marriages is alarmingly low. Many remarrying couples set out with a sense of optimism, a belief that this marriage will usher in a life of happiness and family unity--but family dynamics can often strain new partnerships to the breaking point. The challenges of remarriage are pervasive, but little guidance has existed until now. Based on more than a decade of candid, revelatory interviews, The Remarriage Blueprint provides a crucial explanation of the obstacles to remarriage and the secrets to overcoming them.--From publisher description.
Title: The remarriage blueprint : how remarried couples and their families succeed or fail / Maggie Scarf.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Scribner, 2013.
Description: vii, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Remarriage
Subjects: Stepfamilies
Subjects: Remarried people -- Family relationships.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-228).
Contents: In unknown territory -- Constructing the architectural model -- The myth of instant love : Julie and Matthew Albright, 1997 and 2009. The Albrights in 1997 ; The Albrights in 2009 -- A new life : Sara and Cliff Duvalier, 2009-2010 -- Soft-hard-soft : Owen and Abbie Jamison, 2010 -- Patterns of the past : Greg and Caroline Meyer, 2011 -- Boundless trust : Carole and Ted Burke, 1997 and 2010. The Burkes in 1997 ; The Burkes in 2010 -- Wedding bells and dollar bills -- Across cultures : Miguel Perez and Vicki de Matteo, 2010 -- A charmed life : Margaret and Bruce Gray, 2011.
LCCN: 2012046790
ISBN: 9781439169537 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1439169535 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 2
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Call Number: 306.84 Sca