|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-228).
|| 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.
|| 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.