The StepFamily Center is dedicated to strengthening couples so they can successfully meet the challenges of the stepfamily experience!
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.
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.
Healing the Stepfamily from the inside out.
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.
The most important relationship you’ll ever have is the relationship you have with yourself. The StepFamily Center’s Executive Director Susan Swanson premieres her new radio show on Monday, Nov. 18, with a discussion on the importance of knowing yourself in order to have good relationships with others.
It’s May, the month of Mother’s Day. While mothers all over the country are looking forward to celebrating this day with their children, many stepmoms are left wondering how and where they fit in.
Being a stepmother is by far the hardest role in the stepfamily system. And this isn’t just a two-time stepmother telling you that — it’s what a study of 1,400 stepfamilies discovered. While being a stepfather is difficult as well, stepmothers can receive a level of anger from stepchildren and ex-spouses that stepfathers rarely experience.