Blended Families

Blended Families

Our society is seeing more and more blended families every year. It is becoming more common place for a child to have two homes and two sets of parents to come home to. When adults create new families through new unions, fresh and sometimes negative family dynamics appear as if out of nowhere. Ideally, pre-marital counseling is the place to begin when joining two families, but if that was not sought out or did not prevent problems, seeking help from a Pathways Psychological Services marriage and family therapist is never too late. Our licensed therapists can work with all members of the family or selected individuals to address specific issues as they arise. If you would like to make an appointment, contact us.

One or more of these signs may be present:

Conflict amongst family members

Anxiety, anger, jealousy, and trust issues

Adjustment problems

Fighting

What should I do?

It is usual for a blended family to have the issues of a biological family plus problems unique to the new unit. It may take some time for everyone to become comfortable with the new dynamic.
If it seems like the issues are highly escalated or have gone on for a long time, you may want to contact us at Pathways for counseling. Call us , Email us or  Contact Us  to request an appointment. Day and evening counseling sessions are available, and we would be happy to answer all of your questions.