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The 3 Magic Words That Will Save Your Stepfamily

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 09.02.2016 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

Stepfamily life is tough. The only thing that is tougher than blending the family is keeping your marriage intact. Statistics vary from a 50% to 75% divorce rate in a marriage where there are children from a prior relationship.

This Stepmom And Biomom's Relationship Is Parenting #Goals

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.02.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families t...

This Mom And Stepmom Are Best Friends -- But It Wasn't Always That Way

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.19.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families t...

I Grew Up With Three Dads, And I'm Stronger For It

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.10.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families t...

What This Stepmom Knows For Sure, Two Decades And 22 Grandkids Later

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.03.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families t...

4 Tips to Avoid the Summer Divorce Schedule Blues

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 05.24.2016 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

Oh, boy!  The school year is ending and for many of us it means that the children's schedules are changing.  We may have the kids for half the summe...

This 'Extreme Weight Loss' Trainer's Pic Went Viral For Good Reason

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.13.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families t...

How This Mom And Stepmom Turned Their Relationship Around

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.12.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families t...

This Couple With 7 Kids Has Great Advice For Stressed Stepfamilies

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.28.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families t...

Getting Married To A Guy With Kids Is 'Pretty Freaking Intimidating'

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.11.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

Here's What Real Stepkids Think About Their Stepparents

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.02.2016 | Divorce

Stepparents don't often get enough credit for raising their stepkids; the truth is, many of them are just as committed to their sons and daughters as ...

8 Reassuring Things Every Parent In A Stepfamily Needs To Know

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.19.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

Divorce: 22 Years Later

Caitlin Grace | Posted 02.16.2017 | Divorce
Caitlin Grace

I divorced my first husband 22 years ago. This weekend I just had him, his new wife and my ex mother-in-law over for an extended family get together and it was lovely.

One Mom's Tried-And-True Tips For Bringing A Stepfamily Together

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.25.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

The Stepkids In This Video Hated Their Stepparents. Then Something Changed

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.10.2016 | Divorce

There's an ugly truth behind most happy, long-time blended families: At some point early on, doors were likely slammed in anger, the kids shouted "you...

This Is The Hardest And Best Part Of Raising A Blended Family

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.05.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

'My Boyfriend's Daughter Hates Me And He Won't Intervene'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 02.03.2017 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

She is a little girl whose family broke up, and she is feeling insecure and off balance. This is probably why her dad is so protective of her and makes excuses for her. She is in a very tough spot, just like you, but worse since she's little and has no control over her own life.

6 Truly Inspiring Friendships Between Parents And Stepparents

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.22.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

How One Stepmom Treads The Fine Line Between Parent And Friend

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.15.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight stepfamilies to learn how they've worked to bring their kids together. Our hope is...

This Clip Of Stepparents Being Thanked Will Make You Tear Up

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.30.2015 | Divorce

Stepparents don't tend to get the recognition they deserve for everything they do for their stepkids. But in a sweet new video from SoulPancake, two ...

Why the Joyful Season Leaves Us So Blue

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Holly Robinson

I had nothing to be blue about this season. Not really. True, only two of our five children could come home because the other three were going to be f...

Giving Thanks for Complicated Families

Ariane Le Chevallier | Posted 11.25.2016 | Women
Ariane Le Chevallier

Before I even met my husband, people would ask me about which dad was going to walk me down the aisle if I ever got married, or would all three? I come from a somewhat complex family: I have three dads.

10 Ways To Help Your New Partner Be The Best Stepparent

A.S. Chung | Posted 11.15.2016 | Divorce
A.S. Chung

I have always had the greatest admiration for men who willingly embrace the greatest responsibility in the world. Fatherhood is scary and daunting enough without the additional pressure of being a parent to children not your own.

An Open Letter To My Future Stepmom, From My 12-Year-Old Self

Jamie Scrimgeour | Posted 11.12.2016 | Divorce
Jamie Scrimgeour

We did not ask for our parents to break up. I know that's not entirely fair to you. Because this is your relationship and your life too... but remember, when you signed up to marry my dad, you signed up for us, too.

The RHOC Stepmom Wars

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 11.09.2016 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

Simply stated, stepmothers aren't the most understood. The "evil" stepmother myth is alive and well.