Couples with Adult Children

14 07 2009

Ladies, the talented stepfamily coach Yvonne Kelly has teamed up with colleague Sheena Berg to create another free Step Dating teleseminar. It’s coming up fast on July 16 from 9:00-10:30 p.m. EST. Here’s what Yvonne says about it:

“With the increase of Baby-Boomers back on the dating scene today, more couples are finding themselves trying to navigate the turbulent waters of dating amid the concerns and objections of their adult children.

Many couples assume that dating when their children are independent or when their partner’s children are adults, will be smooth sailing and far less complicated than if the children were young and still living with them — unexpectedly, this is often not the case.

The unanticipated challenges are what usually trip people up and create unnecessary friction for the step dating couple. When people have an understanding of what to expect going in, they increase their chances of relationship success dramatically.”

To learn more about the seminar visit If you can’t make it at that date and time there will be a recording available afterward.

Dating a divorced man with kids?

15 12 2008

A vast majority of newly married couples report they did not have conversations about important topics such as money, sex or the number of children each person wants before the marriage license is signed. Part of the conflict that arises in the first few years of marriage comes from problems in these areas that were never discussed during the courtship stage of the relationship. If you are dating a man with children it is absolutely critical that the two of you put everything on the table long before you decide to move in together or tie the knot. The fact is, remarriages have a higher rate of failure than first marriages because the stressors that come with stepfamily dynamics can erode the marriage. The more armed you are with information, the better!

You can find many conversation starters in my book at the end of each chapter in the Discussion Topics for Two sections. I also came across a free teleseminar that you might find of interest:

Yvonne Kelly, founder of The Step and Blended Family Institute and David Steele, founder of The Relationship Coaching Institute are presenting a free teleseminar on Thursday, January 22, from 9-11 p.m. EST. Register at to reserve your spot and they’ll send you a copy of the Stepdating Report.