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End The Struggles Of Your Blended Family Through Blended Family Education

There are various reasons for which a blended family could seek counseling. Many blended families think that they can take care of the situation on their own unless the disaster strikes! They think that they understand what’s wrong. However, what many people do not realize is that they themselves are caught in the situation; or worse, the situation could have arisen because of them. Seeking help from outside enables a third person observation into the situation and that person can give objective suggestions.

Following are a few reasons for which you could seek advice for your blended family.

Fights Between Children

Children often cannot share their parent with others, which is bound to happen in a blended family. They cannot bear another child getting the love of ‘their’ parent, hence, fight with each other. A counselor can help children understand each other better and make them enter into a cordial liaison.

Argument Among Spouses And Ex-Spouses

Often, partners in remarriage and their ex-spouses end up arguing. This leads to tremendous tension among them. If not resolved at the proper time and in the proper manner, even the remarriage can end in divorce.



Miscommunication Or No Communication

Since the family dynamics change with a remarriage, it is extremely difficult for all the members of the family to understand the way they should act and react with each other. Blended family education can help them communicate better and equip them to be able to reach out to each other whenever required.

Acting Out And Offending Behavior From Children

Children act out because they demand attention. Since the focus gets divided, children display such behavior and get what they need. They can stop acting out toward step parents if they are made to realize what they are doing and why they are doing it.

Decline In Performance

The tension in blended families spreads on to the outside life of the members as well. Children often display a fall in school performance, and their parents show a decline at work. Blended family education will help the family in problem solving, and hence, improving their lifestyle.

Baggage From Previous Marriage

Since there is a lot of emotional and psychological baggage that partners in remarriage carry from their previous marriages, they may project it onto their new relationship. A counselor will help the family let go of the past to start afresh.

Blended family education is gaining strength as people who have received it have shown remarkable improvement in their relationships. It also helps in many other ways apart from the ones mentioned here.

If you believe your family may benefit from blended family counseling, we invite you to contact us to set an appointment today. Please call us at (916) 412-5679 or fill out our contact form to the right, and one of our trained counselors will be in touch with you shortly. All prices are on a sliding scale based on your income.

meet dawn, our founder

Dawn T Barry Hulme, Director, Marriage and Family Therapist MFCC 50153, Masters in Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

As the founder and lead counselor of Windows of Hope Counseling Center, it was my hope to create a non-profit agency offering effective and affordable counseling to the community. It is my belief that everyone deserves to be nurtured and supported during their healing process. Many times while on our life journey we can become confused and experience difficulty finding our way. My hope is to help clients become anchored so that when life difficulties become part of their journey they stay flexible while keeping their direction intact. I specialize with couples and individuals using "Imago" therapeutic techniques along with mindfulness based practices.

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