As you will recall, I mentioned in the first part of this series that I like to define step-family preparation as a journey that begins at the time of divorce or death and carries you all the way to t...
Step-family preparation is a journey that begins at the time of divorce or death and carries you all the way to the point of remarriage. This journey has 6 main paths that must be walked. The second...
Welcome back to your step-family preparation guide. We've already discussed how important evaluating who you are once you aren't married and helping your children grieve their losses are to this proce...
You've made it to the final pathway in this journey of step-family preparation. This topic focuses on recognizing the differences between step and nuclear families. They are completely different typ...
For most couples, when they think of an engagement, smiles and joy come to mind. This isn't necessarily so for a remarriage.Your children may be the primary nay-sayers. This is a big change for kids w...
Typically, in first marriages the couple precedes children. This allows time to solidify the couple's bond and prepare for the extreme amount of stress that comes along with having children added to t...
As the wedding date draws near, the reality of the decision you are about to make becomes clearer. Not only are you marrying this person, whom you love, but you are also inheriting their children. Thi...
No matter what your unique situation is, someone in this couple has suffered a loss. These past hurts will be a part of this future relationship whether you want them to or not. Ignoring these losse...
Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, if you're like most people you're tired. Having some down time to reflect on last year's successes and losses may be occurring along with the ...
Remarriage is challenging in the best of situations. While most people are very excited about the idea of remarrying, very few adequately prepare themselves for the minefield of challenges that lie in...