I am writing to say Thank You for all you have done and continue to do for couples in stepfamily relationships. My husband and I recently celebrated 20 years together and we never would have made it without the Stepfamily Foundation and Jeannette Lofas. The methodology and techniques that we learned from you in our first year of marriage completely changed our relationship for the better. To this day, we use these tools when any kind of conflict comes up, step related or other. Instead of being on either side of an issue as combatants, we have learned to be team members, equipped to find an answer to the problem, together. The process of working this way has made us closer, more resilient and able to be vulnerable with each other to strengthen our bond.
Today, our marriage and family are stronger than ever. ( Yes, we are that annoying middle-aged couple that still holds hands on walks.) Our oldest (my stepdaughter) has grown into a delightful, compassionate, respectful, and confident young woman. She is a model for our two younger kids and we are incredibly proud of her. Our two younger children live in a loving two parent household and benefit daily from the caring and respectful home we have created together. We are very grateful for all the help we received from The Stepfamily Foundation and Jeannette Lofas. We highly recommend them to anyone wanting a loving, fulfilling step relationship.
“Alan” in Green Cove Springs, FL asks us:
“Should I get my 10-year-old son a smart phone? I hate even asking that question because I’ve dreaded this coming age because of the social media influences. However, if I want to talk to my son, I have to call my ex-wife’s cell phone. She either doesn’t pick up or she’s always sitting right there when I talk to my son. He’s always very guarded, and the conversations feel forced. Should I get him his own phone? BTW, I would be paying 100 percent for the phone, of course. I appreciate any advice you can give me.”
What advice would YOU give Alan? We will give you our opinion in a few days.