Parental Alienation: 3 Strategies To Overcome Manipulation and Combat Relationship Damage

One of the most painful byproducts of a high conflict divorce and child custody battle is watching your ex manipulate your children into believing that you’re a bad parent. "Parent-child relationships that were strong before the divorce can be damaged almost overnight when an alienating parent lures a child into the Cult of the Bad …

5 Reasons Why Parallel Parenting Is Better Than Co-Parenting

We are not the "perfectly" blended family. We aren't the blended family that sits together at school activities, throws co-birthday parties, and wears matching tee-shirts for our child. As a stepmother, I've had to navigate uncharted waters in the relationship with my stepdaughter's mother - and so has my husband. Like so many other families, …

Coping With A High-Conflict Ex During A Child Custody Battle

Make it your priority to remain level-headed Child custody can be one of the hardest things a parent and child goes through. Many parents feel as though putting their family through the family court system is something that should be avoided at all costs. However, with the rise in divorce numbers, many parents end up …

Manipulation: Child Custody & Family Law

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpa5HE_nvi9/ Through my journey as stepmom and Mama Bear on Mama Bear Blended Family Support, I have incured my share of manipulation from the other parties involved in our custody battle and throughout coparenting. I've also whitnessed the manipulative techniques used against other stepmoms and parents in blended families. To say it's disheartening is putting …

Divorce Lingo

Divorce, New Relationships, and all the complications that come with it Mama P: "Hi! I just found your page and I have to say all of your quotes and posts are very inspiring. Do you think you have a few moments to read my story and give me some advice? I’m struggling a bit with …

Stepmomming

Stepparent's form bonds just as unbreakable as any other parent's bond with the child Mama of 4: "Speaking as SM for a moment (I play many roles) BM keeps messaging me and commenting saying I'm seeking attention for posting about missing my SD as we have to take BM back to court for the 4th …