Blending Your StepFamily: The Hidden Dangers of Resentment, Part 2

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: We recently discussed what resentment is and how it can occur between a stepparent and their stepchild.  Today, let’s talk about resentment towards your partner. Here's a few of triggers that COULD cause resentment to grow in the couples relationship:You feel your partner has let you down or is not meeting your needs:  You may feel your spouse is more concerned with their chi … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 53: Focus on the Blessings

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: We all have pressures and things in our lives that we wish were different. None of us escape. Some seasons are easier than others and sometimes we may enter a season of life that is so good that we hope it never ends. But as the saying goes “All good things must end.” That’s how Sara felt when she married Bob. She felt she had found the most wonderful man in the world and she was ex … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: The Hidden Dangers of Resentment, Part 1

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[display_podcast]From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families:Unfortunately, it’s quite normal to experience feelings of resentment from time to time in blended families but they need not cause a breach in relationships if you address the issues and move forward.  Real problems start however when you hold on to feelings of resentment.  They will choke out the life in your relationships and could ultimately destroy your family.  Resentment m … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Blood Is Thicker Than Water, But LOVE Is Thicker Than Blood

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: They say that blood is thicker than water meaning that blood family ties are stronger than other ties.  Janet loved her stepson, James, as her own.  His birth mom had been in and out of his life, more out than in.  And when she did come around, she showed little attention to his interests.  She rarely attended a game, was not involved in his schooling; she was more about herself than … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: The Challenges of Reentry & Dealing with “Disneyland Parenting”

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: Have you noticed your child's behavior change before and/or after staying with the other parent? Children in shared custody will go through a settling in time.  One Dad who has full custody speaks of his child’s coming home after a stay with his mom as “Reentry”.  This is the time when the child usually has to be reminded of the rules in the house and what is expected of them.  This … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 50: Parent As A Team

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: Get your game plan ready. “When it’s just the two of us, we have a great relationship. Add the kids and that’s when we have problems”. I have heard this grievance more times than I can count. Remarriage with kids can be very difficult to say the least. Birth parent and child do things a certain way. They understand each other. They know what is expected of each other and have a rel … [Read more...]


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