Blended families with children have a lot on their plates. There are roles to define, needs to pay attention to, and loyalties to understand. There is an entirely new family architecture to consider when fostering a healthy stepfamily.
Dr. Dan Gottlieb hears from blended families expert Patricia Papernow, EdD, author of Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesnâ€™t.
Dr. Papernow is in her fourth decade of working with, learning about, and teaching others about stepfamily relationships. Her first book, Becoming a Stepfamily, is widely recognized as a classic in the field.