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73. Waiting to Be Wanted in Your Blended Family

Are you waiting to be wanted by someone you care about in your blended family? It's a hard reality for many in the early years. Listen to Ron Deal's conversation with Cheryl Shumake on how to persevere through the waiting during the wilderness years.

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    73. Waiting to Be Wanted in Your Blended Family
    with Cheryl Shumake January 17, 2022
    Are you waiting to be wanted by someone you care about in your blended family? It's a hard reality for many in the early years. Listen to Ron Deal's conversation with Cheryl Shumake on how to persevere through the waiting during the wilderness years.
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    72: Ridding Your Soul of Shame
    with Curt Thompson MD January 3, 2022
    Shame is a common theme with blended families, often stemming from divorce or failed relationship building in our stepfamilies. Learn how shame develops and what to do to release your shame as you listen to Ron Deal's interview with Dr. Curt Thompson.
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    71: Have Serious Fun, And Make Each Day Count
    with Jim Burns December 20, 2021
    Do you seek to build happy memories with those you love? Have you considered the impact of intentional play in your home? Listen to Ron Deal's conversation with Dr. Jim Burns about why and how to use "fun" to connect relationships in your stepfamily.
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    70: Having an Ours Baby
    with Heidi Farrell December 6, 2021
    Many stepcouples want to have a baby together. Is it a good idea? Are there negative implications? In this episode, Ron Deal talks with Heidi Farrell about how an "ours" baby impacts a stepfamily and what dynamics should be considered in this decision.
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    69: Good Co-Parenting: Conflict and Cooperation with Your Ex
    with Mary Jeppsen, PhD November 22, 2021
    Children need healthy relationships with both parents after divorce, which requires good co-parenting. Listen to Ron Deal talk with Dr. Mary Jeppsen about how to minimize conflict and maximize cooperation in order to co-parent well with a former spouse.
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