Set Your Stepfamily Up for Success: 8 Ways to Make Life Easier on the Woman You Love—and Your Kids! by Brenda Snyder, LCSW
You’re probably starting to gather that being a stepmom is not easy. Your job, as the man in the middle, is no picnic either. All you really want is peace: for everyone to get along and for the tension and conflict to disappear for good. Falling in love with a great woman was a good start, as she can help you make that happen.
In theory, the woman you adore and the children who light up your world ought to get along. Life should sail smoothly along. This is sometimes easier said than done.
While there’s no formula to achieving your perfect peace, there are things you can do to support the woman you love and facilitate the successful formation of your stepfamily.
There are (8) specific things, in fact, which I’ve outlined here. You can also use them to help your children thrive, as they learn to navigate stepfamily life right alongside you.