Hi! I'm Joanna-and I have an amazing, challenging, loving blended family with my DH. We've been married since September '12. I have two daughters from my previous marriage. He and I are trying for a child together. There are so many challenges for both of us-he works very hard in his role as a new step-parent. It is not an easy job, and I am just looking for ways that I can support him in this transition. The girls love him, but do test him quite a bit, especially my oldest daughter. We have had alot of challenges regarding discipline. We're trying to come together and work out the kinks. Hopefully with alot of love and patience, we can do that.
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Welcome! The best advice I can give you is to find a good Marriage and Family Therapist asap. People tend to seek out a therapist when things are bad, but it's better to start before there is a serious issue. A good therapist and a support group, if there is one in your area, will help to prevent any serious issues. Stepparenting is challenging even when everyone loves each other and gets along for the most part, it is totally normal for there to be issues, to have feeling of jealousy, etc. Most people don't expect that, I know I didn't! Read as much as you can, have your dh read as much as you can, and get to a counselor asap. Good luck!