The Triumph of Love Over Experience: A Memoir of Remarriage

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fter surviving divorce, Wendy Swallow had given up on love for good. A series of bad dates simply confirmed it-she did not need a man. She could be happy on her own. Then, when she wasn't looking, Charlie appeared. In a humorous, reflective voice, Swallow shares with us her honest, emotional journey of remarriage. Navigating the rubble of failed marriages-the blame, the embarrassment, the disrupted parenting-Wendy and Charlie aim to create a union unadulterated by the loss and pain of previous mistakes. But reality is often different than intention, and Swallow's memoir is poignant and engaging, as she traces the pitfalls and triumphs of remarriage.

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A former staff writer for the Washington Post, Wendy Swallow is currently a journalism professor at American University. The author of Breaking Apart, she lives with her husband and their four sons in Washington, D.C.

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After writing Breaking Apart (2001), a book about her divorce and life as a single mom, Swallow finds herself in love and contemplating a second marriage. Charlie, who is in the process of getting divorced when she meets him, seems too good to be true, yet their relationship thrives, and they do decide to get married and merge their families. A meticulous woman, Swallow does research and discovers that very few remarriages with children survive, but they're determined to make theirs work. Through conversations with remarried friends and authorities on stepfamilies, they embark on a plan. It's refreshing that Swallow shares all the advice they received, then explains that theory and reality sometimes do not align. This is a fresh and personal account of two very special people determined to make their relationship work against the odds and not cause further distress to their four children. People who are thinking about remarriage will relate to their self-doubts and stress and relish the joy their hard work delivered. Patty Engelmann
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