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  • Healing the Stepfamily from the inside out.

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    There are more than 1,000 new stepfamilies
    forming every day in the United States.


     Let us help you make yours successful.

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    The StepFamily Center is dedicated to strengthening couples so they can successfully meet the challenges of the stepfamily experience!

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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 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.

Media

June 2010
Listen to Susan Swanson and LifeBites’ Nina Boski discuss ways to create the marriage you’ve always wanted on HealthyLife.Net (scroll to the June 3 show to listen).
 

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April 2010
Susan Swanson provides ideas on how to make date night a priority and keep the passion alive as a featured writer on LifeBites.com

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March 2010
Susan Swanson will be speaking at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 6. The event is being held by Los Angeles Stepfamilies as a way for stepfamilies in the area to meet and network. The event is free and will run from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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September 2009
Susan Swanson and The StepFamily Center are launching an online radio show — Susan Swanson on Step — beginning Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 11:00 a.m. (PST). The show will air live every Tuesday from 11:00 – 11:50 a.m., and will feature topics related to stepfamily life and guests who are experts in the field of stepfamilies.

Susan Swanson will be featured as LifeBites’ expert on Energy and the Blended Family. Visit LifeBites starting on Wednesday, Sept. 30, for Susan’s article on how the two intersect.

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August 2009
Read Susan’s cover story, “The Myths of Stepfamilies: What Every Therapist Should Know,“ in the September 2009 issue of Clinical Update. The update is published by the California Society for Clinical Social Work.
 

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July 2009
Hear the radio premiere of Stepfamily Straight Talk with co-host Susan, who discussed the positions of all family members in a stepfamily system. The show, which premiered on July 25, is hosted by Tricia Powe and

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June 2009
The Package Deal: My (not-so) Glamorous Transition from Single Gal to Instant Mom, by Izzy Rose. Read Susan’s Amazon review here.

LifeBites has selected Susan as its Family Expert. Visit the site for Susan’s advice on love and commitment in a blended family!

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May 2009
Susan’s radio interview is featured on author Wednesday Martin’s Blog.

Download Susan’s radio interview on innovative ways to help stepfamilies thrive.

Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do, by Wednesday Martin. Read the full Amazon review by Susan here.
 

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April 2009
Susan was selected as the Stepmom in the Spotlight for April on Stepmother’s Milk. In the online interview, Susan reveals her own experiences as a stepmom, what she has learned from stepparenting and her favorite piece of advice.