Blended families present unique and sometimes extraordinary challenges. However, with special insights and an intentional approach to family life, blended families can be healthy, exciting and rewarding.
Marriage and family therapy is one of the most effective ways to help a blended family work through the issues that each member brings to the new family. Children and parents alike may struggle with changing family roles and boundaries. Family therapy can provide a safe setting to allow thoughts, feelings, and opinions to be expressed, examined, and addressed in a healthy manner. Children can express their fears and concerns and discover their place within the new family unit. Parents can learn how to maintain a healthy relationship with their children while building a new and loving bond with their spouse and stepchildren.