FamilyLife Blended® Minute
Protection From Ex-Spouse Divisions
Circle the wagons. Put up your shield. And don't let it divide you.
About the Guest
Many issues can undermine a stepfamily marriage like disagreements about co-parenting, financial issues, or ongoing conflict between bitter ex-partners. If your marriage isn't unified these issues can divide you. So, to protect your marriage, communicate a lot. Resist blaming each other or letting your frustration spill out on the children. If co-parenting isn't going well, consult with a family mediator or therapist. And find a group of stepfamily couples at your church who can support you.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
Circle the wagons. Put up your shield. And don’t let it divide you.