It’s Complicated! A Divorced Dad’s Guide to Understanding Stepfamily Dynamics by Brenda Snyder, LCSW
Women are complicated. We know it. We’re even proud of it. Sometimes we don’t make sense to ourselves—not that we’d ever admit it to you … the men we love.
Your situation, of course, takes the concept of complexity to new heights. Because you have kids (whom you and your current partner didn’t create together), you get to sort through all kinds of extra stuff that takes the term “relationship challenge” to an entirely new level.
We appreciate that you, as men, genuinely want— above all else—for us to be happy and our home lives to be peaceful. Because we know that you are happiest when these conditions are present, this article explores a few seemingly illogical but true conditions, which, until now, may have been keeping peace just out of reach. …To read the rest of this article, log in to your account and download the June 2015 issue. Don’t have an account? Click here to subscribe.