Since the first edition of this essentially practical book was published in 1990, a number of important developments have taken place and these have been incorporated into the new edition. There are now many kinds of 'non-traditional' relationships which accompany an increasing divorce rate and the shrinking number of marriages. Co-habitation, remarriage, step-parent/step-child relationships and their implications for the extended family, their strengths and areas of tension are examined. Accompanying these changes has been a development in therapeutic approaches and more outcome data are now available. Rapid progress has been made in the treatments and their implications are described. In addition the therapeutic managing of separating and divorcing couples, domestic violence, and the aftermath of sexual and physical abuse are discussed.
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