December 2, 2019 | Article

Seeking help from individuals who have expertise in blended families can really make or break the process, says Laurie Marchel, co-author of the book, “The Stepmoms’ Club: How to be a Stepmom Without Losing Your Money, Your Mind and Your Marriage.”

Marchel wrote the book under a pseudonym as a guide to empower stepmoms who, like herself, were struggling trying to find advice navigating the nuances of a blended family. Marchel’s husband was previously married with two young children of his own.

“When it comes to money — that is the No. 1 issue or argument in any family,” she said. “When you take a look at it through a lens of a blended family, the issues are so different.”

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