1.||How to keep your relationship healthy and happy|
When you entered into your relationship I'm sure you didn't fall in love with the children and think 'I must live with these children and their mum/dad's not too bad either. I guess I could put up with her/him'. More likely something else happened.
Most likely you fell in ...
[Added: 18 Jan 2007 Hits: 1644 Words: 841]
2.||How to talk so your partner listens and your stepfamily thrives|
Lots and lots of us in stepfamilies find it difficult to talk through sensitive issues with our partner. Sometimes it seems impossible to communicate without arguments over the children or the ex partner.
How does this impact our ability to work effectively as a 'family team'?
[Added: 23 Dec 2006 Hits: 855 Words: 855]
3.||Christmas With The Not-So-Wicked Step-parent|
Christmas can be a magical time of year for families - decorations, special food, school plays, parties and bags of excitement - but for separated parents and step-parents Christmas can often bring a mixed bag of complications...
Bringing families together can ...
[Added: 01 Nov 2006 Hits: 561 Words: 396]
4.||How to Win Friends and Influence your Stepchildren|
Okay, so I admit it, I adapted the famous title of Dale Carnegie's How To Win Friends and Influence People, a book that contains powerful messages from great leaders about how to have others like you and do almost anything you ask.
I' don't know about you, ...
[Added: 12 Sep 2006 Hits: 536 Words: 869]
5.||How Stepparents can prevent jealousy from damaging their relationship|
Julie Andrews in the sound of music is the vision of the perfect stepmother. Devoted to the children, making play clothes from curtains, singing songs and putting on shows with them. Sickening isn't it!
Not a week goes by ...
[Added: 30 Aug 2006 Hits: 588 Words: 693]
6.||"I Want To Be Heard!"|
A common gripe in a stepfamily is that people feel they're not being listened to.
We're all busy and there is often a lot to be communicated in a stepfamily. It's really important for everyone to have a say ...
[Added: 28 Mar 2006 Hits: 474 Words: 526]