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  • The maze of remarriage

    3 posts, 3 voices, 809 views, started Mar 6, 2008

    Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2008 by Mary Kelly-Williams, M.A.

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    • Amethyst
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      I’ve been in a remarriage for over 7 years now.  When I married my husband, I had four teenagers.  Yes, he is a saint or a little crazy, and probably a little bit of both.

      His daughter was 5 when we married, and actually the tougher time we had was with her and her difficulty accepting me into her life.

      We’ve been through many up’s and down’s the past 7 years, but life is smoother now.

      Between my work as a therapist specializing in working with couples in remarriage, and my own personal experiences, I have lots to share.

      Would love to hear from anyone else out there who is struggling or willing to share some success stories.

      More than anything, I find that those in remarriage have some really strong family values.  

      Focusing on what works is always more helpful and productive than not.

      But...it’s not easy.  Heck, being married isn’t easy.

      Support is always key.



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          Liz Nonnemacher wrote Mar 13, 2008
        • Me me me! Hello!!

          I have a very good remarriage...though not without issues. I have 2 daughters and he has 2 sons. The girls are 19 and 14 and his boys are 13 and 11. It’s kind of like the Brady Bunch. I’m completely wacko with all of the personalities and both of us each have an awful ex. I mean...really awful. If not for them, I might not be so wacko. But it whacks the kids out and then everything gets passed on to us.
          I’d love to talk to others with similar or not so similar struggles. It’s worth it...but it isn’t easy.



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          Mary Kelly-Williams, M.A. wrote Mar 17, 2008
        • Hi Silver,

          Sorry it’s taken so long—I just got back from a very interesting therapy conference in Washington DC.  

          I want to say kudos to you for being in a good remarriage—not an easy feat.

          I’m curious about all the wackiness that’s going on.  Would you be willing to go into more detail?

          I work with many clients who have difficult times with the ex’s and there are ways to get out of the messy maze.

          And, let’s face it, marriage itself isn’t easy.  The added on challenges of remarriage and all the different people involved makes it incredibly challenging.

          So...talk to us and let’s see if there aren’t some solutions yet that haven’t been explored.

          Mary



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