What an important book for an important topic in this day and age. This is a book that many could have used years ago. Blending families takes a certain amount of skill and extra effort. The author lays it out completely. It's all on the line. The author breaks it easy and guides us in an easy to understand manner. This book is a must have for anyone involved in a blended family in any way. Children can learn from this book as well as adults can. The author makes some great points and can prepare families for the new lifestyle that they will become part of. As a former family therapist, I recommend this book highly. It can be a saviour for the situations that will arise once this commitment is made.