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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Living in the Family Blender: 10 Principles of a Successful Blended Family by Clark Rich Burbidge and Leah Dee Burbidge is an insightful book that sheds light on the challenges of raising a family, especially if they are in a complex family situation. The book also gives valuable advice on how to help blended families so that life can be rewarding despite the difficulties they face. Every family goes through a blending process that plays a crucial role when it comes to defining themselves as individuals and as a family. The 10 principles shared by the authors are helpful when it comes to walking towards a bright and fulfilling future. It will also make life enriching and enable families to find a deeper meaning to their existence.
The topic is relevant but not often discussed which makes this book an interesting read. The authors' personal stories and experiences help readers to connect better with the messages and to incorporate the principles into their lives so that they can have fruitful relationships. I like the way the authors have handled the topic; it's neat, methodical, extensive yet expressed in a simple way, making it easy for readers to comprehend and try practicing. The book has no secret formulas but the supportive data shared is good when it comes to identifying problems and potential disruptions in the family. It is a well-written book that gives a good look at their principles from various angles so that these can be easily applied in different family situations.