Step & Blended Families
Flatirons Counseling Services provides stepfamilies and blended families with counseling and therapy support.
Stepfamilies, or blended families, possess a unique dynamic as compared to other families. Almost always born out of loss whether a divorce or death the formation of a stepfamily often marks a significant transition in the lives of the family members. The blending of two families can bring excitement, but it’s not uncommon for tension and emotional distress to develop, especially in children, as the result of changing roles, a lingering sense of loss, and unrealistic expectations.
Blended families can be an exciting experience for all involved. It marks the formation of a new family and new bonds that can last a lifetime. However, it is imperative that family members communicate honestly and openly, mutually respect each other, and be patient with the transition.
Should I Seek Stepfamily / Blended Family Counseling?
If you find yourself experiencing any of the following, you should seek help from Flatirons Counseling Services:
- Your children no longer feel safe and secure
- Your children express that they no longer feel valued or loved
- You, your partner, or your children issue ultimatums (it’s either me or them)
- You, your partner, or your children are constantly demanding respect
- Your family has unrealistic expectations about how the family should mesh
- Your children are consistently angry with your new spouse
How Can Flatirons Counseling Services Help with Stepfamily / Blended Family Counseling?
Flatirons Counseling Services can help your blended family live in harmony through a family counseling program tailored to your unique circumstances. We’ll help you develop valuable skills and strategies so that you can maintain helpful and open communication with your family members while maintaining respect for each other.
To learn more about how Flatirons Counseling Services can help you with stepfamily and blended family counseling, contact us for a complimentary initial consultation.