FamilyLife Blended® Minute
Before Marriage and After
Ron, if it weren't for the stepfamily, we'd be a happily married couple."
About the Guest
I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard this. Our research finds that before a wedding couple satisfaction is mostly tied to, as you would expect-the couple. Couple satisfaction is a function of the couple's relationship. But, after the wedding, couple satisfaction is equally tied to the stepfamily stuff going on around them. Stepfamily couple satisfaction is a function of the couple's relationship AND the stepfamily dynamic. That's where they get blind-sided. Hey, we can help with that.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
Ron, if it weren’t for the stepfamily, we’d be a happily married couple.”