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The Wedding Was Great, But When Does Chuck Leave? One Stepfather's 20-Year Journey Paperback – March 1, 2003
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"An enlightening and incredibly insightful read for anyone contemplating remarriage or a stepfamily." -- Susan Wilkins-Hubley founder: Second Wives Club
"I loved reading it and am thrilled by the wonderful insights and pieces of advice he wove into his story." -- Margorie Engel MBA Ph.D. President and CEO Stepfamily Association of America
From the Author
I present this book to provide comfort, advice and guidelines to men who are members of stepfamilies, and to men who may contemplate becoming members of stepfamilies.
Equally important, I offer this book for wives and moms in stepfamilies who want greater insight into working with fathers and stepfathers on issues such as discipline, finances, relationships with biological parents, and the role of the stepfather with older or grown stepchildren.
I believe that time is a great teacher. This book shares the bumps, bruises, and fun I have had as a man in a stepfamily. Hopefully some of the lessons I have learned may be of help to those who are in earlier stages of their stepfamily journey.
Married at age 23 the first time, I divorced after twelve years. I had two children from that first marriage, Tony and Brian.
At age 37 I remarried. My new wife Ilona, age 34, had custody of her two children, Kari and Erik.
The children were ages four, eight, nine and ten when Ilona and I married. They are all in their twenties now. We had decided not to have any of our own. Although all of the children except Brian lived with us most of the time, Brian was also with us quite often, especially since we strategically located our refrigerator between his house and the school (more about that in Chapter 2).
I wrote the book from my viewpoint as a father and stepfather. My observations or advice may or may not coincide with the experience or advice of others.
The title of the book, The Wedding Was Great, But When Does Chuck Leave? was spoken by a very honest four-year-old. It is not only a true experience, but also a metaphor for all of the good times and the challenges that we have faced in our stepfamily journey together.
- Publisher : Adams-Bachman Publishing (March 1, 2003)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 132 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0972794107
- ISBN-13 : 978-0972794107
- Item Weight : 6.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.72 x 0.38 x 8.7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #17,558,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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