I'm having trouble getting on with my step-children
The variety and complexity of family life today means that new skills are having to be learnt all the time. Step-parenting is one of those new skills. In this situation, it's not only your feelings that have to be taken into account, but...
The challenges of living in a 'blended family'
Parenting is tricky at the best of times, but parenting in a blended family comes with its own unique set of challenges. It’s very easy for roles to get confused. Are you a parent or friend to your new step children? How involved should...
Ask Ammanda: My boyfriend's grown up daughter is sabotaging our relationship
A woman writes to Ammanda saying her long distance relationship with her boyfriend is being disrupted by his daughter's influence.
Ask Ammanda: My partner's daughter makes me feel like an outsider - and he does nothing about it
A woman writes into Ask Ammanda saying she's growing frustrated and upset at the way her partner's daughter makes her feel when she's around.
Ask Ammanda: I think my mum's marrying the wrong man
My mum’s getting remarried this year, but I really don't get on with her fiance. I know I’m supposed to be supportive no matter what, but I think he’s a really horrible person. He drinks a lot, he’s demanding and is often rude to her in...