Creating a second marriage with a new spouse can be an occasion for celebration and starting over. But becoming a step-parent and successfully bringing together children from previous unions can be challenging. While you are anticipating a happy new life with stepchildren, the kids may be dealing with divided loyalties and unsettling, unfamiliar routines. Everyday decisions like going to school, living arrangements, or visiting relatives becomes complicated.
All of this can cause stress and strain on the new marriage. Divided loyalties and potential triangles can proliferate, and someone is usually in the middle. In a supporting, warm environment, our family therapists will see the couple, the children, or the whole family as needed to help you make your new union a successful one and to provide the foundation for a strong, loving blended family.
Licensed and certified therapists have years of experience and training with blended families and step-parents, enabling them to provide you with a private, personal service that offers you an experience of respect, expertise, and support while you work through any issues you have as a step-parent or with your place in a blended family.
For advice, tips, and insight into forming stronger, happier and more rewarding relationships, explore The PARC Blog. We post regular articles about topics related to Step-Parent Counseling, and much more. See our Tips for Blending Families blog post for more information.