New Skills For Stepfamilies
“We’d be fine if it weren’t for these other people!” or “When is my spouse going to focus on our relationship?” “The kids were fine until we got married!”
If you can relate to these feelings, chances are you are in a rocky stepfamily. Finding direction and balance in remarriage today is very difficult, whether you’re the one with the new spouse, part-time child custody, or blending multiple generations under one roof. You’re trying to establish yourselves as a couple, while combining two families, with different sets of children, multiple grandparents, and sabotaging or needy ex-spouses. In addition, you have numerous boundary issues, financial struggles, and opposing traditions. Who wouldn’t be overwhelmed?