children and marriage

My Stepchild Hates Me!

During a recent life coaching session, a stepmom shared, “I’m at a loss over what to do with my eight-year-old

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Stepmom Comebacks

If someone’s never experienced life in a stepfamily, it’s hard to comprehend the vast complexities in the stepfamily structure, the

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Marriage Ghost Busting

Ghost Busting

Terri’s first husband had an affair. She came home one day to discover he had packed his stuff and moved

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new normal

My New Normal

My first husband died three years ago, and within 36 months I went from living the American dream to becoming

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Stepfamily Strategy

Do you have a Stepfamily Strategy?

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The Blame Game

When stepparents and stepchildren struggle to connect or have a strained relationship, family members naturally look for something, or someone, to blame.

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Ron Deal: Remarriage Checkup

We spoke with Ron Deal about his book, The Remarriage Checkup.

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Dealing with a Difficult Ex-Spouse

 10 Tips to Help You Cope…

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How to Cook a Stepfamily

Unrealistic expectations often set couples up to overcook their stepfamily.

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Care Fronting

Adding Significance to Your Marriage

Stepfamilies don’t have a family tree — they have a family forest! 

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