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Stepfamily Central

Rachelle Katz, Ed.D.

Stepfamily Central – How Unrealistic Expectations Effect Stepfamilies

Our expectations play a large role in how we experience the present and anticipate the future. When couples remarry, most have expectations of what will take place. If these expectations don’t match the reality of what does happen, frustration, disappointment, and pain often develop. Today on Stepfamily Central, Rachelle discusses a few of the more common unrealistic expectations held by stepfamilies with Dianne Martin, a certified stepfamily counselor and social worker. Diane has a private practice in Canada where she works with individual and couples, and also runs workshops and seminars for stepfamilies. She regularly contributes to Stepmom magazine.