Stepfamily life can be very challenging as anyone who has been part of one can attest. However, many relationships do endure the complexities and challenges of stepfamily life, and in fact thrive. What characteristics do these couples share? Rachelle discusses some of the qualities that happy, healthy re-partnered couples possess with Dianne Martin, a certified stepfamily counselor and social worker. Diane has a private practice in Canada where she works with individuals and couples, and also runs workshops and seminars for stepfamilies. She is a regular contributor to Stepmom Magazine.