Do you know a stepfamily that is struggling?
The Situation -
Without Specialized Support Most StepFamilies BreakUp
Without Specialized Support
"Clinicians are often unprepared for the complexity of stepfamilies and the intense affect they so frequently display. Lack of understanding may result in ineffective treatment or inadvertently prolong the process by not putting stepfamily issues in perspective. (Clinicians) need to have a strong knowledge base about stepfamilies so they do not inadvertently pathologize normal stepfamily processes" (Burt & Burt, Stepfamilies: Professionals and Stepcouples in Partnership, p. 28, 2011).
66% is too many broken hearts. Get expert help.
The Solution -
Do Not Treat StepFamilies Like Original Families
Do Not Treat StepFamilies
- Learning about how stepfamilies are different than first families
- Getting clear about what is happening, why, and what you can expect
- Learning new skills that work in stepfamilies
- Building on your existing coping strengths that are healthy for stepfamilies
- Receiving support for other issues that are aggravated by stepfamily dynamics
- Setting appropriate goals with a stepfamily expert
- Being in community with other stepfamilies for moral support
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Why help stepfamilies thrive?
Many of the 34% who do remain together prove that StepFamilies can be healthy, supportive environments in which to raise children and grow together as a couple. Avoiding burnout and addressing psychological issues is key.
When stepfamily members burn out or receive guidance geared toward original families the result can be psychological harm, financial loss, and other forms of distress, even abuse for the children as well as adults. Helping stepfamilies impacts academic and work success and mental health, which impacts not only the family members, but also their communities, and ultimately our country at large.
Why is there little effective support?
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