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Step Children

Stepchildren

 

Stepchildren are a very large and complicated issue. We want to talk about a particular area of stepchildren and step-parenting as it relates to couples and marriage. When a couple calls for therapy and they state that their primary reason for seeking therapy has to do with the conflict between the stepchild and stepparent, the problem is almost always the same. So, what is the problem?

Communication

All couples have problems with communication. • Communication is done through prosody, gestures, touch, facial expressions and intuition. • There are four taboos of communication: 1. No criticizing 2. No defending 3. No defending 4. No uncontrolled or vented anger • There are seven methods of communication: 1. Play Talk 2. Information Exchange 3. Casual Conversation 4. Intellectual Discussion 5. Problem Solving 6. Talking and Listening (The Dialogue of Intimacy) • Utilization of any of the above forms of communication contributes to quality time.

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