Married with Special-Needs Children Book Giveaway – OVER


The winner of our latest  giveaway of  our book “Married with Special Needs Children” is Karen Wang from Michigan.

Karen is  a blogger for the non-profit Friendship Circle (, and is married with two children, one with a developmental disability and one with medical needs.

Check out her  great blog on Special needs issues at the above link.  Congratulations Karen!

It is time for another giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a free book in our Fall into Winter Book Giveaway!  

One lucky entrant will be randomly selected to receive our book  “Married with Special Needs Children“, Winner of the 2007 iparenting media Excellent Product Awardand named one of the “Ten Best Books for Parents in 2007″ by Exceptional Parent Magazine

 Married with Special Needs Book Giveaway

Book DescriptionMarried with Special-Needs Children looks at the ways in which having a child with special needs can make it more difficult for a marriage to thrive and how a child’s intensive needs can change the structure of a marriage. The authors examine many of the underlying stresses and common pitfalls –a couple’s differing coping mechanisms and expectations of a child, communication breakdowns and difficulties resolving conflicts, for example. They then present a wide range of strategies for handling or preventing these problems. Marshak and Prezant also describe what makes a marriage strong, such as continuing to share connections outside of parenting roles, keeping a sense of autonomy, and sharing childcare responsibilities. Parents get advice about the importance of romance and intimacy and the benefits of finding time for each other even when they feel too tired or overwhelmed. In addition, the book deals with serious marital troubles and divorce considerations. Throughout are quotes from husbands and wives, offering special insight into what was especially difficult for them, what solutions they’ve discovered, and what they wished they’d done differently.

For parents looking for ways to strengthen their marriage, prevent future strife, or resolve or move on from significant relationship difficulties, this guide offers guidance and expertise for taking the next step. Married with Special-Needs Children is also invaluable to mental health professionals, giving them a realistic view of what many of their clients are dealing with on a day-to-day basis.


To Enter our giveaway, please fill out the form below. It is not required to complete all entries although it is recommended. Each task counts as one entry and the more tasks you complete, the higher your chance of winning!

How to Enter: Next to each entry (i.e. Sign Up for Blog Updates), you will see a button that says +1 Do It. The +1 indicates that this entry is worth ONE entry into the raffle. A +2 indicates an entry is worth TWO entries into the raffle. If you click on the +1 Do It button, a drop down menu will appear with directions on how to submit that particular entry. Make sure you enter the additional information in the box (each entry will tell you what to write in, if anything). Follow these steps for each entry you wish to submit. The more you enter, the higher your chance of winning!
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  1. Thank you for this opportunity. We plan to post all your information on our website and social media pages. I know this book will be of great value to our clients. Many thanks!

  2. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!!!

  3. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!!!


  4. Same to you!

  5. I havfe three childten with special needs. s. our marriage has been tested throughouo.throughout our 27 years.

    • No doubt there is added stress when raising hcildren with disabilities but one of the things we found out in the research for our book was that many couples are resilient and have found ways to support each other and their children while not losing themselves in the process!!!

  6. I just checked your book out from the library at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. So far I really LOVE it!!! I founded a support group for families of children with disabilities called Caregivers Ladder. Families always ask me about marriage issues so I try to recommend books for them to read. Your book is going to be a wonderful tool for our families!!!

    • Laura and Fran says:

      Hi Michelle,

      We’re so glad that you are finding it helpful and thanks so much for letting us know. When we did the research for the book, we interviewed many parents and in addition to our own professionals experience, we are sharing some of their stories! Please keep us posted and be sure to see the information on our site about the workshops we conduct!

      Laura and Fran

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