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    The StepFamily Life Newsletter is our free monthly e-newsletter linking you to the latest goings on at The StepFamily Center. Subscribe to be kept up-to-date on the latest articles, meetings and events, as well as book reviews and current events affecting stepfamilies.

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    Navigating stepfamily life can be difficult for everybody involved – the stepparents, the stepchildren, and the biological parents. We attempt to answer some commonly asked questions about everybody’s role in a stepfamily.

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    Sometimes just hearing what someone else has to say helps so much! I encourage you to write down your own experiences and send them to us. It’s wonderful and healing when you come to realize that whatever you are going through, someone else is going through the same thing. It is my hope to make this site informative and helpful in your journey.


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The Relationship Hour: How to Build a Successful Relationship

Written by Susan Swanson on . Posted in Relationships

Did you know that you can rewire your brain to let in more intimacy and happiness? On this Monday’s “The Relationship Hour,” The StepFamily Center’s Susan Swanson will talk with Dr. Stan Tatkin, author of “Wired for Love.”

Tune in Monday, Dec. 16, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST to hear Dr. Tatkin help you to build a more successful relationship.

Remarriage: What’s Health Got to Do With It?

Written by Susan Swanson on . Posted in Marriage, Relationships, Remarriage

When it comes to remarriage, it’s not just your emotional state that is impacted by the quality of your relationship. Turns out your health can also be affected by the quality of your remarriage.

A 20-year longitudinal study conducted by researchers at Brigham Young University followed 1,681 couples to determine how the quality of their relationship affected their physical health. The conclusion?

Reader Question: How do you Deal with a Stepfather and Daughter Who Don’t Respect Each Other?

Written by Susan Swanson on . Posted in Biological Kids, Parenting, Remarriage, Stepparents

Question from a reader: How do you deal with a stepfather and daughter who don’t respect each other and have said some horrible things to each other that obviously can’t be taken back and were quite hurtful? I am always stuck in the middle, love them both, and honestly don’t know which way to turn. Any ideas?