Empowering Step Mothers Into Motherhood
Modern blended families are becoming the norm and are far more accepted than in the past. However, there are few resources available for effectively navigating the relationship dynamics of this transition. Step parents play an important role in the family and being a step parent can have its challenges. In the beginning it can be especially difficult as the bond is forming.
I believe a significant benefit of being pregnant, having a long gestation period and then giving birth is the development of a very a deep bond. This bond is cemented as you care for your newborn and continues as your child ages. This process is skipped with step children. The bond only begins to form when you enter each other’s lives. This takes time for many and is complicated with also building a relationship with their parent.
Are You Struggling With Any of the Following?
- Building a deep bond and connecting with your step child
- Knowing where you fit in and what role you play
- Feeling jealous of new relationship dynamics with your step child or their parents
- Uncertainty with how to express your feelings in the middle of this struggle
I worked with Theresa during a very difficult period in my life. She has a presence and a calmness I really needed and found very grounding. She asks deeply thoughtful questions that helped me find a solid place to begin the hard work. – Step Parent, Victoria, BC
Your Struggle is an Opportunity for Healing
Your step parent struggles are an opportunity to explore what deeper realizations want to emerge within yourself.
What needs healing through these upsets we call triggers, allowing you to connect with your partner and your step child and build your family? What tools can you draw on in the difficult moments in order to remain as the responsible adult and act from a place of love, rather than fear?
Our work together will explore this and more, allowing you to show up as the person you want to be in your relationship with yourself, your partner and your step child.
Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful
for the evolution of your consciousness.” – Eckhart Tolle