Parenting can be rewarding but it can also be fraught with challenges. The demands, responsibilities and expectations can sometimes feel overwhelming and painful memories from your own childhood may also be stirred up. Being ‘good’ parents often feels hard. Blended families can present particular challenges as the members adjust to their new family situation.
A therapist can support you during this time, giving you your own space in which to express your feelings and reflect on your situation and find ways to make the process more manageable. You may also want to explore how the way you were parented may be affecting the way you are parenting.