He Keeps Threatening Divorce (Freshly Pressed AskDesCamp!)

Dear Robin:

I consider myself happily married (second for us both) with the exception of occasional complications of our “blended family.”  My husband and I have very different perspectives on how those issues should be handled and whenever they come up there is stress in the marriage.

That’s no big deal because I know there’s no such thing as a perfect marriage. My problem is several times when we discuss or argue over this matter my husband has threatened me with divorce.  

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Ex’s Husband’s Wife is Overstepping with My Kids

Readers:

“Boss Boning Blaire” saw my preview yesterday and emailed me to add some pertinent new developments.  Those developments require further work on that blog so bear with me as I take the time needed to fully appreciate her situation.

In the meantime, some of you can probably relate to the letter below, whether you are a parent whose kids have stepparents or a stepparent yourself.  Blended families are tough but it’s possible for everyone to get along!  Or is it…

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Robin: I’ve Tried it Your Way!

Dear Robin:

I am a divorced mom with twins off to college in the fall.

My divorce was awful and I have tried for years to have a better relationship with my ex-husband. I have actually sent him things you have written about blended and reorganized families and how much healthier it is for everyone to get along.

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My Step-Daughter Won’t Accept Me (Welcome to the Helladay Season)

Dear Robin, I am the step-parent to a 30-something Only Child and when I got remarried I was excited about being part of a family again.  Unfortunately, it isn't turning out at all as I had hoped. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.…

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