My Stepfamily Journey: My Guy (Part 5 of 5) - It’s Never Too Late Coaching

My Stepfamily Journey: My Guy (Part 5 of 5)

Finding the One

After 10 years of dating, 95% of it online, I definitely kissed a lot of frogs.

But this man was different.  From the very first email he sent.

Quick-witted banter sparked our curiosity in those initial emails.

Long, intimate, late night phone calls started building our connection.

On our first date we closed the restaurant.

Confidence and a sense of significant potential inspired us to go all in.

So we did.  We’ve been together since that night.

Loving this man is the best decision I’ve ever made.

On the Move Once Again

Since his career had been established in his city for more than 30 years and my work was portable, after 3 years I relocated to Baltimore.

No regrets.

A New Stepmother is Born

Between us we have 5 adult children.

He has three adult sons from his first marriage of 30 years.  They live in New England and abroad.  His parents, ex-wife and much of his extended family live near us. 

My two adult daughters live in northern California.  My ex-husband and his wife live in southern California.  My widowed mother lives near me and my divorced father lives in Colorado.

Mark and I married in 2011. 

Our marriage vows included these heartfelt words:  “I have found the one in whom my soul delights.  Let us live every day as the first, the last, and only day we have together.”  Amen.

We are the presidents of each other’s fan clubs.  

We are the wind beneath each other’s wings.  

I am living proof, it is possible to strike it rich at love the second time around.

However, finding a great guy did not mean that stepfamily life after marriage was a bed of roses.  Hardly. 

Of course we knew there was baggage, but we believed we were strong enough to carry it ALL together.

Strengthening My Second Marriage

Although I did not meet him until two years AFTER his split, let’s just say that my landing in his family was a bit bumpy. 

I was determined to strengthen my second marriage and, as much as possible, not leave its success to chance.

When I looked on line for help with the inevitable stepfamily challenges and issues, I could not find my specific needs addressed anywhere. 

Where was the advice for the 50+ woman in a second marriage with challenging adult stepfamily relationships.

I muddled through on my own searching for second-marriage-with-grown-kids help.  Blogs.  Books.  Coaches.  Nada.

Navigating the Choppy Waters of  Stepfamily Life:  I am Your Second Marriage Solutions Coach

Smart, savvy, successful professional women, like you, in second marriages inherit many complicated and challenging adult stepfamily relationships.

You need your own Second Marriage Solutions Coach to navigate the choppy waters.  That’s me!

Years later, when I became a certified Life Coach, I knew exactly which community of women I wanted to help. 

I am committed to serving women like you, like me, who have finally found a second chance at love.  Who are willing to do the work to protect their marriages.

Or, when trouble surfaces, to restore your self-confidence and personal authority to intentionally create the life you want.

I’ve Learned A Lot from My Divorce and Many Decades of Stepfamily Life

I’m determined to apply all I have learned to keep my second marriage strong and thriving. 

Despite the challenges presented by adult children, in-laws, aging, parents, the ex-wife and extended family.

So, when you find disappointment, frustration and conflict within your stepfamily threatening your marital happiness and equilibrium, I’m here to help.

There is no problem too big or too small that coaching can’t help improve. 

We can talk.  For free.  To help you determine your best next steps.  Contact me here.

I’m wondering…

  • What do you wish were different or better in your second marriage? 
  • Is there something specific that’s bothering you? 
  • Within your marriage? 
  • Your stepfamily?

I’ve got you.

Curious abut the other steps in my stepfamily journey?  Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, or Part 4.





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