Blended Families: Recipes for Success

Blended Families: Recipes for Success

by Barbara J Peters
Blended Families: Recipes for Success

Blended Families: Recipes for Success

by Barbara J Peters



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Surprisingly, many couples about to remarry and start step-parenting do not even read a book about it (less than fifty percent do). But education about marriage and parenting does increase marital success.

Blended Families: Recipes for Success, is a pivotal book from Barbara J Peters, counselor and relationship coach, that  presents easy to follow recipes for a lifetime of blended marriage. Barbara has been helping couples for years with her other books such as The Gift of a Lifetime, Building a Marriage That Lasts and He Said She Said I Said 7 Keys to Relationship Success.

This book offers the necessary and critical ingredients of creating a solid blended family. These principles can strengthen the parent relationship. Parents will be providing a positive role model for their children to see and families will become more cohesive by using the recipe of shared family identity. A small workbook section helps the reader put into action the concepts suggested by Barbara. By practicing such principles as flexibility and trust, the two of you can forge connections that can support each individual of the family, even into the next generation.

"'You're NOT my dad!' How do I even respond to that? What would my wife want me to say? These problems are so difficult to navigate. I am happy to see this book come along. I can't wait to start cooking!" —Steve, stepdad

"Barbara Peters shares effective strategies that empower blended families to be successful, such as building trust, working together to create the family they desire, and good advice on what not to say about 'exes'. The recipe format is delightfully creative to read and practical to use." —Elisabeth Davies, author and mental health counselor

"I have performed numerous wedding ceremonies for brides and grooms who haven't a clue of the blended family issues to come. This book provides guidance for the conversations couples must have prior to the 'I dos' with the kids. This is a book you must read before you create a mess in your blended family kitchen." —Larry James, author of
How to Really Love the One You're With

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161114902
Publisher: Hall Editorial
Publication date: 01/28/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Barbara J. Peters is a successful author and relationship coach. For many years she specialized in relationship counseling as a licensed professional counselor. In her first book, The Gift of a Lifetime: Building a Marriage that Lasts, she lends insight from her experience as a couples’ counselor. Her second book, He Said, She Said, I Said, focuses directly on the issues of communication from the perspectives of the couple and the counselor.

Barbara received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from C.W. Post College of Long Island University, a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Stony Brook University, and she earned a Master of Science in counseling from Georgia State University. She is a registered nurse, is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors and is a former member of the Licensed Professional Counselors of Georgia.

A Long Island native, Barbara resides in the Charlotte area of North Carolina with her husband, but frequently visits Alpharetta, Georgia, where she lived for many years. She is devoted to her
family, which includes two grown daughters, four grandchildren, and a therapy dog, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, that brings smiles to those in assisted living. She is passionate about helping people improve their relationships.

Through her books and blog (, she focuses on assisting couples to make positive changes. Her hope is that readers will gain useful skills that are easy to incorporate into their daily living.
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