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Family Therapy, Step-Parenting and Blended Families

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Family Therapy can be useful in any family situation that causes stress, grief, anger or conflict. It can help you and your family members understand one another better and bring you closer together. Family Therapy can help you improve troubled relationships with your spouse, children or other family members.

Step-Parenting and Blended Families

You and your partner have decided to make a life together and form a new, blended family that includes children from one or both of your previous relationships. As you merge two families, differences in parenting, discipline, lifestyle, etc. may become more pronounced and can become a source of frustration for all members of your family. What lies ahead can be both a rewarding and a challenging experience. It can take a long time for a blended family to begin to feel comfortable and function well together. Families "blend" to create stepfamilies and things rarely progress smoothly. Some children may resist changes, while parents can become frustrated when the new family doesn't function like their previous family. While changes to a family structure require an adjustment time for everyone involved, seeking therapy can help blended families like yours work out the growing pains and live together successfully.

Family Therapy may be helpful to:

  • Resolve a specific issue
  • Prepare the family for a major life change such as a divorce or remarriage
  • Address the role that family plays in an individual’s life
  • Problems between siblings
  • The effects of illness on the family

If you and your family are seeking healthier or closer family relationships, you can benefit from Family therapy. Call today and make an appointment 310.709.1612

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