“Although we don’t like each other, we maintain a friendly demeanor for the sake of our children.” My friend’s comments confirmed what I already knew-her kids benefitted from her efforts toward a cordial relationship with her ex-spouse. Children with a mom and dad in different homes often experience confusion, anxiety, and turmoil. They need a […]
Gayla Grace is an author and stepfamily coach with a his, hers, and ours family. She enjoys helping non-traditional families learn to thrive in their relationships.
Leaning close to me, the counselor quietly began to speak. I expected encouraging comments and wise counsel on how to cope with the constant struggle of step-mothering. Instead I heard words that didn’t make sense to me. “I know it’s difficult at times, but you might consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to […]