Whether you or your partner became a stepparent due to divorce, remarriage, a new committed relationship, or death of a spouse, couples counseling can support you through the challenges you’ll encounter. You don't have to do it alone.
Integrating families can be difficult to navigate and stressful for both adults and children. Every family is different, so there isn’t one textbook way to bring new families together harmoniously. That’s why speaking to someone about your unique stepfamily can be extremely helpful. Couples counseling can help stepfamilies reduce friction between family members and develop mutual respect for one another. Counseling can help you as a couple, or individually, become a strong unit to weather the storms that inevitably occur in a stepfamily situation.
When you talk to a counselor or family therapist, you gain the unique perspective of someone who can bring experience and expertise into your situation. This new clarity can help you strengthen a relationship with a partner, stepchildren, or stepparents.
One of our experienced counselors can help you and your stepfamily:
Do any of these sound familiar to you? That’s likely because they are common issues reported by step mothers, step fathers, and step children. However, the list includes common ways counseling helps address these stepfamily challenges. If you’re not sure where to start, counseling can help. You’re not alone.
In fact, some of the best predictors of family integration and stability are the nature of the relationships between co-parents and their children and the nature of the couple relationship.
Couples Counseling can help with anger management too.
Negotiation of household arrangements involving children
Who disciplines the children?
How to increase acceptance of different parenting styles
Figuring out which problems can be solved and which problems need management
Managing conflicting loyalties
Is family integration possible?
Who is included and who is excluded from the family
Establishing and respecting amily boundaries
What are the weakest bonds and how to strengthen them?
Couples may consider divorce or separation even when the two adults are happy together because of problems in the stepparent-stepchild relationship.
Expert Couples Counseling for stepfamilies and/or remarried couples can considerably decrease the vulnerability and risk of divorce or separation.
Call for relationship counseling at Couples Counseling Associates now. Waiting may not make things better.
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An experienced couples counselor can also help find answers to the following questions:
How many families are there in a stepfamily?
What are the characteristics of successful remarried (or step) families?
How do we set up realistic expectations?
What are some of the best ways to form satisfactory relationships?
What are recommended ways to deal with power and anger issues?
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