Marital Conflict in Stepfamilies
Okay, Ron, I’m the biological dad and I agree that I should make my wife, my kid’s stepmom, a high priority in our home. But does that mean I always have to agree with her?
Parenting team unity is important especially when it comes to setting boundaries and standards for your home. But there are negotiations every family faces that aren’t mountains to die on. Like deciding which TV show to watch. Sometimes it's okay to agree with your kids. What you don’t want is a pattern of ending up at odds with your spouse around things that really matter. If you find yourself repeatedly falling into that hole climb out quick or the jealously and insecurity will just get worse.