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Tips for successful co-parenting

Co-parenting is the cooperative parenting by exes in the best interests of their child. It involves sharing parental duties. It may also include step-parents should the separated couple seek new partners.  It is of utmost importance that the parents work together to raise well-balanced, disciplined children despite any differences that they may have. This involves… Continue reading Tips for successful co-parenting

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Money questions you should ask before marrying a single parent

When I was doing my pre-marital counseling sessions there was one thing that really frustrated me, all the content, good as it was, made reference to the ideal first time couple. The virgin couple who would experience sex for the first time on their wedding night. The one that had no children from previous relationships,… Continue reading Money questions you should ask before marrying a single parent

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Meet your ex-in-law: Part 2 Dealing with the challenges

In my last blog post we discussed the new member of your step-family, your ex-in-law. We saw how he/she is a big part of your family whether you like it or not and got into the most common issues and sources of conflict in your family due to this dynamic. If you missed it you… Continue reading Meet your ex-in-law: Part 2 Dealing with the challenges

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Meet your ex-in-law

One of the most common sources of conflict in step-families is the ex-spouse. An ex-wife, ex-husband, ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend always make the blood of a step-parent boil and their hearts bpm go from 62 to 162. For starters the thought that your partner would have chosen that ex and you in the same lifetime is… Continue reading Meet your ex-in-law

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There are No Ex-parents, Only Ex-Spouses

If you are a single mother who is dating someone you must have at one point felt like this. Questions race through your head. What about my children? Will they accept and love the new man in my life? Will my new partner accept them or take off like the last guy?  What will my… Continue reading There are No Ex-parents, Only Ex-Spouses