Paul Looney, MD
“If you need new perspectives and fresh hope for stepfamilies, read this book!”

Buddy Scott, Counselor
“You have the right book… what Ms. Nicholas provides within these pages comes from front line personal experiences.”

Donna Maglio, LCSW, CEIP-MH
“Janet’s book is spot on! It has been the perfect guide for my Fiancé and I as we navigate the tricky waters of becoming a new step-family. I can’t wait to recommend this book to my family, friends, colleagues, and clients!”

Amazon Customer
“I found this book to be one of the most effective tools in helping to understand the dynamics of families that merge. I am not crazy or alone. I have been in a family merger for the past 21 years. There were times that I can truly say were exhausting. Completely exhausting. Families do not blend. We had 3 children between us and 2 ex-spouses that caused hell In our home. Someone was always stirring up conflict and chaos. Someone was always offended.
Janet’s labor of love in writing this book, the years of work and research (not to mention) personal experience make this a MUST read. If you are contemplating divorce, this is a MUST read. If you are a single parent, this is a MUST read. If you want to see through the eyes of a committed and dedicated therapist, this is a MUST. It’s light someone flipped on in a place where only “glow sticks” were allowed!”

Tom F.
“Real Answers to Real issues for Real families. The author not only relates her personal “stepfamily” challenges but connects her many years as a licensed professional counselor. A genuine compassionate but straightforward approach, the author is not afraid to say what needs, no, what must be said. As someone who has worked with stepfamilies for over 30 years, this is a must-read book.