Today’s book trailer comes from Diana Brandmeyer for a nonfiction book she co-wrote with Marty C. Lintvedt entitled We’re Not Blended, We’re Pureed – A Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families. Enjoy!
Toss in blender: One widowed mom with two sons. Add one widowed man with one son. Blend for 20 seconds until right consistency.
Hit the wrong button, and this family is past blended; we’re pureed!
Can two families learn to cohabitate? In peace? Ever?
Maybe you picked up this book because you are terrified you’ve turned into a version of the fairy tale wicked stepparent. Or do you paste on a smile and pretend your family is a vision of Main Street America in 1950 but at home the battle lines are etched in the concrete drive and signed with the kid’s initials?
Discover how others have dealt with difficult issues. Read advice and dialogue scripts to help you when your own words fail.
Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, an accomplished author with a background in education and psychology, reflects on her experiences as a widowed mom with two sons who married a widowed dad with a son of his own. Now, with a few years of perspective, she uses the narrative of her experience to help others better navigate the issues that arise in a new family.
Marty C. Lintvedt, a licensed professional counselor (MO), a national certified counselor, and a member of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors.
The authors have created an engaging, readable text that is held together with humor and liberally peppered with informative commentary. Clinically sound informational sidebars and useable dialogue provide practical and proven communication tools.