We work together with Lee Block of The Post-Divorce Chronicles website sharing our individual perspectives and give some consideration to what the other side experiences and sees on any given situation after a divorce.  Mine, that of the divorced father of two children.  Lee’s, that of the divorce mother of two.  You – your specific circumstances and associated views which we encourage you to contribute via the comments section.  Our post-divorce topic this week covers step-parents and step-parenting.

An excerpt:

I don’t envy the role of the step-parent in many situations. It’s a particularly unenviable position for those who are the new spouse of a partner with a high-conflict ex. No surprise there. I can think of no familial role that a person can have that is susceptible to more judgment, more suspicion, more second-guessing, much love and greater potential for heartbreak. The step-parent is sometime right there in the family trenches and then sometimes powerlessly on the outside looking in.  (More…)

To read the entire column and to see our previous installments, the perspective of two families of divorce, one a divorced father of two and the other a divorce mother of two, click here: Post-Divorce Points of View – Step-Parenting