Reference Helps

with guest Ron Deal

The child, after remarriage, now says, “Okay, wait a minute, this guy, I guess, is now my dad, or he’s my stepdad or something,” and they almost feel some obligation to have a relationship with him but, at the same time, in the back of his mind, his biological dad in another home saying, “Now, don’t enjoy him too much,” and this 11-year-old is getting the idea that I can’t be loyal to my stepdad, because it would be disloyal to my biological dad.

Listen to: Finding Realistic Expectations

Day 2 of 5 from the series: Your Stepfamily Standing Strong