Protecting Your Relationship
A large part of my coaching practice is about repairing the damage done to marital relationships in blended families. To a large degree the damage is done by four miserable, relentless characters, that when allowed ..
Parenting Teenagers in Blended Families
In the course of the last week alone, I had three different clients address major issues related to their teenagers. In one family, a 14 year old girl’s diary was found to contain a suicide ..
Reduce Stress Around Parenting Difference: Know Your Beliefs About Parenting
A mother lectures her son about his dirty dishes in the sink. A father punishes his daughter for talking back and being disrespectful. A stepmother bites her tongue as her stepdaughter curses at her. A stepfather tells his ..
How to Handle Dissatisfaction with Your Spouse and Your StepFamily
Dear Emily, I am beginning to resent that I entered into this marriage with a man where all of his energy is focused on raising his daughter, fighting his custody legal battle and work. I feel ..
Your Blended Family’s Vision
Anyone who chooses to blend two families is on a mission to have a healthy, happy, fulfilling family life experience. That’s WHY you choose to become partners in your relationship. The ways that you ..
Start With The End In Mind
When you made the decision to get married or move in together, you had hopes and visions of what being together under one roof would and could look like. When was the last time that ..
Setting Powerful Intentions
The beginning of a new year is a time when many people set resolutions and intentions to make the year better or different. Lofty goals are set and seldom achieved, because of a lack of ..
How to Focus on What’s Most Important
Do any of the following statements sound familiar to you? “There’s not enough time in the day to get everything done that I need to.” “Where did the day go? I had so much I wanted to ..