It is estimated that, by 2010, half of all families will be step-families. This is a practical guide for all those living, or preparing to live, in a step-family. Drawing on real-life examples, the authors - both step-parents themselves - help parents to explore key issues and to find the way forward that is best for them. The questions addressed include: Will I make a good step-parent? What if we disagree over parenting styles? My past experiences of family life aren't good. Can I really make it work this time round? What about money issues? And where are we going to live? How will the other children feel if we have a new baby?