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Narratives of Mothers in Stepfamily Situations
Dr, Claire Asherson Bartram
Available online in paperback or pdf at: Lulu.com
Doctoral thesis exploring stepfamily relationships through the prism of the mother. Includes first person narratives of eleven women’s experiences as mothers and stepmothers.

All Together Now - What to expect when Stepfamilies Get Together
Claire Salisbury and Cheryl Walters
Stepfamily Publications (1997) ISBN 1 873309 23 6
Now out of print but available from ABE books. This is a publication from the National Stepfamily Association.

Growing Up in Stepfamilies
Gorell Barnes, Thompson, Daniel and Burchardt
Clarendon Press Oxford (1998) ISBN 0-19-828097-1
This book is a detailed study of the experiences of fifty children who all grew up in stepfamily situations.

Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships
Patricia L. Papernow
Routledge New York, Hove (2013) ISBN 978-0-415-89438-8
This book presents the concept of "stepfamily architecture" and the five challenges it creates, and delineates three different levels of strategies—psychoeducation, building interpersonal skills, and intrapsychic work—for meeting those challenges in dozens of different settings.

Becoming a Stepfamily – Patterns of Development in Remarried Families
Patricia L. Papernow
Jossey Bass Publishers San-Francisco (1993) ISBN 1-55542-551-8
This is one of the best known books in the field. It shows stepfamily development as a cycle and although written for practitioners is very readable and would be of value to anybody wanting to know more about their stepfamily.

Stepfamilies – Living Successfully with Other People’s Children
Suzie Hayman
Vermillion London (1997) ISBN 0 09 185666 3
This is a Relate book. Suzie Hayman has been working as a counsellor with stepfamilies for many years.

Step by Step – Focus on Stepfamilies
Margaret Robinson and Donna Smith
Harvester Wheatsheaf (1993)
This book contains a history on the development of stepfamilies, the law in relation to marriage and divorce and current attitudes to stepfamilies. It presents stages of development for individuals and families.

The International Handbook of Stepfamilies: Policy and Practice in Legal, Research, and Clinical Environments
J an Pryor (ed)
John Wiley & Sons 2008
This book contains many papers and brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including sociologists, demographers, legal scholars, psychologists and clinicians. Provides a very thorough exploration of stepfamily issues.

Stepfamilies: Understanding and Responding Effectively
Online Article available free at: http://www.aifs.gov.au/afrc/pubs/briefing/briefing6.html
Australian policy paper that includes useful charts and strategies for practitioners and people working with stepfamilies

   



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