Creating a second marriage with a new spouse can be an occasion for celebration and starting over. But successfully bringing together the children from previous unions can be challenging. While you are anticipating a happy new life, the kids may be dealing with divided loyalties and unsettling, unfamiliar routines. Everyday decisions like going to school, living arrangements, or visiting relatives becomes complicated.
All of this can cause stress and strain on the new marriage. Divided loyalties and potential triangles can proliferate, and someone is usually in the middle. In a supporting, warm environment, PARC therapists will see the couple, the children or the whole family as needed to help you make your new union a successful one and to provide the foundation for a strong, loving blended family.
Licensed and certified PARC therapists have years of experience and training enabling them to provide you with a private, personal service that offers you an experience of respect, expertise, and support. Sessions with couples or with the entire family including ex-spouses, children and grandparents can be arranged as needed. PARC is flexible in devising the treatment plan that’s best for you and your family.
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Among the issues of concern for step-parents and blended families: