“It forces the stepmother to do a couple of things: First, assess a father’s contribution to his children and reflect in a way that will help the father understand how powerful and important his role is. “The second thing is to plan and make sure there is adequate time and the support to make that [...]
We have to remember that our husbands were fathers before we came along. It hurts them to think they are being bad fathers. They want to be there for their children. And as new wives to men with kids, we cannot stand in the way of the relationship our men have with their children. A [...]
After a dad goes through divorce, the amount of time he gets to see his children typically decreases quite dramatically. Imagine for a moment how you would feel if you had your own children whom you saw every day.
Sometimes all you can do is just be there for your husband as he deals with his difficult child. “If you’ve got older teenage kids and there’s extreme conflict, the only role a stepparent should have is to support their spouse,” says counselor Bonnie Rudden.
There’s nothing worse than living in a household under siege, where screaming, fighting, and crying are the most common forms of communication and high levels of stress are just part of your existence.