Couples


Suggestions, Opinions and Control

Stepfamily life doesn’t feel natural. It’s a blending of individuals who wouldn’t be navigating family life together. It is undefined, yet we have biological roles to play. Some fall into the roles easier than others and some never do. For us stepmoms we try to find our way through this […]

Smiling Stepmom Thinking

Happy Stepcouple

Becoming a Successful Stepcouple

Lately, in the work I do outside of coaching stepmoms in a support group, I have seen many stepcouple relationships come to an end.  The statistics for second time marriages ending up in divorce tears at my heart – up to 70%. In her article “Lessons Learned from Stepfamilies” written […]


Why Valentine’s Should be for our Men too

February is the month of love. For many women, it’s a time for our partners to shower us with gifts. And it’s a time for us to show our partners how much we love them.  However, the perception out there is that Valentine’s Day is more for the women.  It’s […]

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Couple talking

How to Communicate with Your Partner to Achieve Peace and Sustain your Sanity

Several stepmoms are having the exact same problem. We feel as though the ex-wife has a front row seat into our private lives and relationship. Sometimes I felt as though the ex-wife was a puppeteer pulling the strings in our lives and my husband wasn’t preventing this intrusion. I experienced […]


7 Qualities that will Transition you from a Boundaryless to a Peaceful and Happy Marriage – PART 2

PART 2 4. Forgiveness Forgiveness is a voluntary process to let go of negative feelings or bitterness.  The key here is the word VOLUNTARY. It’s your choice and chore to let go of offenses against you and move on.  This constitutes change in you personally and change is something most […]

Couple smiling

Couple smiling

7 Qualities that will Transition you from a Boundaryless to a Peaceful and Happy Marriage – Part 1

When I divorced from my ex over eight years ago I knew I wanted to remarry.  I desired companionship and closeness with another individual.  But, I had certain “qualifications” that I was looking for in a new partner.  One “qualification” was that he would have children.  A man with children […]