The Stepfamily Architecture
Do you know that a stepparent enters a new relationship as an outsider?
In first marriages, a marriage certificate makes a spouse a member of the family.
But in blended family setting marriage does not make a spouse a member of an existing family.
A spouse is an outsider working his or her way insider.
This is what is family therapists called “the stepfamily architecture”
Whether that will ever happen depends on a lot of factors.
The stepfamily architecture creates five major problems:
Stepparents are stuck outside. Parents are stuck inside. The existing system divides what God has joined together.
Children in stepfamilies systems struggle with grief, loyalty and transition.
Stepfamily roles often divide the adults around parenting roles.
Couples must establish a new system to replace the existing system.
Ex-spouse dead or alive remains part of the new family in principles and practice.
These are some of the challenges that a counselor will be expected to deal with while counseling Single parents desiring to remarry or blending families.
See why this course is a must-do for all serious practitioners and single parents and those in blended families. I will teach you how to help the stepparent and stepfamilies!
We will discuss the 3 dimensions of help for the singles parents and stepfamilies.
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