People in stepcouples often don’t have much time to be together and build their relationship before children enter the scene. And if you both have children, then you'll have other priorities and commitments competing for your attention.
If only one of you has children then that person may find themselves feeling guilty that they can't focus 100 per cent on the relationship, while the partner without children may feel resentment at not having them all to themselves.
The home and family system is complex and a new couple who just want to be able to live together can feel overwhelmed by all the other considerations.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
The pressures of being a stepcouple
Posted by johngawler at 4:15 AM