It may be the dead of winter but—on the upside—Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. A romantic and heartfelt holiday for some, it can be considered cliché by others. Regardless of where you stand and with 2018 well under way, renewal is still a topic of discussion among stepfamilies who look to the future in hopes of finding ways to make this their best yet.
I err on the side of heartfelt and am excited to offer you a special treat! I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Ron L. Deal, MMFT, a professional counselor and renowned stepfamily expert. We discussed his passion for working with stepfamilies, his published work, upcoming projects and a new release.
Deal has authored several titles, like “The Smart Stepfamily,” “The Smart Stepdad” and “Dating and the Single Parent.” His co-author credits include “The Smart Stepmom,” written with Relationship Expert and StepMom Contributor Laura Petherbridge, and “The Smart Stepfamily Marriage,” co-written by David H. Olson, PhD, of Life Innovations.
In this interview, he tells us a bit about himself and shares insights, tips and resources for stepmoms. …To read this article, log in and download the February 2018 issue. Don’t have an account? Click here to subscribe.