Blending New Families
I provide help for families in Lewes and Brighton who have issues relating re-formed and step families
My step children cause problems between me and partner
Blending together a new family is not an easy task. The children involved are sometimes moving between 2 family systems. All step families are together through some sort of loss or desired change, so this can take a bit of time to work through. It's really important to do this as a couple before it becomes a crisis.
My children do not like my step children
It is important to remember that children are going through a period of adjustment and this can be hard, and can be complicated by divided loyalties, the age and gender of the children/young people and their stage of life.
My husband treats the children differently
Sometimes children spend part of a week with a parent and there are all sorts of feelings and challenges as a result. Guilt or missing children can play a part in this. Hearing each others' feelings and working together is key to a positive outcome.