The 5 Fantasies of Stepfamily Life

You’ve pictured it since you met your new partner: the marriage, the children, a cozy home together. You never thought of all the things that could disrupt this idyllic picture: the chance that your stepchildren won’t like you, the ex that will not seem to disappear, and the challenges of parenting a stepchild. Entering into

Why Can’t My New Partner Love My Child?

“I don’t understand how she cannot love Isabel (8). I know she’s acting out a lot of anger about the divorce, but she’s so loving and adorable!”It is said that nobody can truly love a child like a child’s own parents. We were the ones who saw how precious they were as infants, and who

I Sit Here This Morning

Two weeks into my new Stepfamily, my second Stepfamily to be exact. I planned to get up this morning, turn on my computer and, with a cup of coffee, have a luxurious morning to collect my thoughts before my workday begins. But, at 8 a.m., my pretty new stepdaughter flies into the house and announces,