Even in the best case scenario, marriage is not an easy road to travel. When we factor in previous marriages, divorces, and children, that road becomes cliff-side winding around a steep mountain complete with boulders falling over unexpected turns. Tricky is an understatement. But, can a blended family find their own bliss? We believe they can.
In this episode of The #staymarried Podcast we chat with Beth Wylie, LMFT – a blended family expert! Not only does she specialize in working with blended families in her practice, she herself is a step-mom and grew up as the product of divorce and remarriage. As she puts it, “I’ve been a step-everything.” Along the way, she’s learned some key truths and tools that she generously shares with us.
Here’s Season 2, Episode 12 of The #staymarried Podcast…
We talked about using a Soft Startup to enter into tough conversations. This is important whether you’re in a blended family or not. Here’s the graphic we referenced.
You can find out more about Beth and her practice here: Pacific Northwest Couples Therapy.
Beth also runs a monthly Step-Parent Support Group here in the Seattle area. As she mentioned in this episode, there are a few spots available. Click here to find out more.
Not in the Seattle area? You might find or even START your own Step-Parent Support Group on Meet Up.
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