Archive for November, 2011

Seeing the Big Picture Part (2)

November 10th, 2011

picture1 255x300 Seeing the Big Picture Part (2)  Erik’s vision of the future is pretty realistic. “There are so many things that will make it successful. I don’t think it’s about having everybody like each other, or love each other, or have this idea that we’ll be a cohesive unit as if we were a ‘regular’ family. I think you’re successful if, first and foremost, your marriage is strong and the bio parent and the stepparent are able to work everything out. » Read more: Seeing the Big Picture Part (2)

Seeing the Big Picture

November 6th, 2011

picture2 300x300 Seeing the Big Picture  Dads have their own vision of how they want their families to turn out. And that vision helps them get through the dayto- day, just as it can help us. Many dads voice their desire for their families to feel normal and comfortable instead of the foreign, walking-on-eggshells mess they so often are at the beginning and at so many points along the way. » Read more: Seeing the Big Picture

Realistic Expectations Part (3)

November 2nd, 2011

expectation1 Realistic Expectations Part (3)   “We focused more on the kids because I only had them a couple of days a week plus every other weekend. When we were with them, we never got a babysitter. Fifty percent of the time we could do our thing. That made a huge difference. » Read more: Realistic Expectations Part (3)