How To Strengthen The Bond
posted on November 29, 2017
Having kids of your own and being married for the second time can be challenging. As your stepchildren get older, your parenting skills and relationship with your spouse will be put to the test.
This guide shares some information on how blended family work, expectations, how the children react and how you all can cope with the situation.
Topics discussed include:
- What is a blended family?
- Planning your blended family.
- Bonding with your new blended family.
- Helping children adjust.
- Blended family challenges.
- Strengthening your blended family.
- Maintaining marriage quality in a blended family.
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Ending Repeated Conflicts in Your Relationships
If you’re having an argument with a loved one, it’s most likely that you will do the exact opposite of what you should be doing to resolve the conflict. “Instead of repeating old destructive relationship patterns, you can learn how to end recurring conflict so that the trust is restored between the two of you”. Some communication tips on how to end repeated conflicts are listed below. Ask vs. Tell Rather than saying, “You should really do __________…” try, “How can I support you in getting this done?” Own vs. Divert When we’re feeling defensive, we tend to want to...