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June 2017 Issue

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Popular topics included in this issue: Father’s Day. Tips for Divorced Dads. Advice for Stepcouples. Fathers Who Avoid Conflict. (Step) Grandkids. Teenagers. Communication Tips. Straight Talk. Managing Expectations.

THE JUNE 2017 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES
Stepparenting Is a Team Sport
4 “Smart” Ways to Set Your Partner Up for the Win
BY RON L. DEAL, LMFT, AND LAURA PETHERBRIDGE

Straight Talking Divorced Dads
7 Ways to Get More of What You (Both) Want
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

Set Your Stepfamily Up for Success
8 Ways to Make Life Easier on the Woman You Love—and Your Kids!
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

Rewrite Your Stepfamily’s Story
Expectations vs. Acceptance
BY ANDY HETCHLER

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Teamwork

GUY THEORY
Get to Know Your Teenagers
It Takes Effort—When You Don’t Live With Them—But It’s Worth It
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

EXPERT ADVICE
Repairing Rifts With The Tree Exercise
An Everyday Practice for Lasting and Meaningful Change
BY RACHELLE KATZ, LMFT

SPECIAL REPORT
Turning a Corner
“Emerging” Trends Among Fathers and Adult Children of Divorce
BY MELISSA D. DAY, MS

THE LOOKING GLASS
Our Monthly Roundup of News, Events, Reviews and More

WORDS OF WISDOM
Stepgrandkids Go Nicely With Grey Hair!
A Stepfamily Veteran Shares His Insights on Attachment
BY DAVID C. BOWKER

EXPERT ADVICE
Getting the Response You Want
5 Things You Wish He Wouldn’t Say and What to Do About Them
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC

POEM
Hot Mess
When Dad’s Caught in The Middle
BY LAURA S. MILAM, MEd

COMMUNICATION CORNER
Happy Stepmom? Happy Life!
A Divorced Dad’s Guide to Honoring Her Place in Your Lives
BY JESSICA LEON, PHD, LCSW

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Amy Garringer