1.     1. Give your partner time to develop a relationship with your children.

  2.     2. Listen to your partner and what they observe with your children.

  3.     3.  Allow your partner and their children to have a chance to interact and do things alone.

  4.     4.  Do things alone with your child occasionally and assure them with words and actions of your love for them.

  5.     5.  Be honest with your feelings with your spouse.  Speak for yourself by using “I” statements and don’t point the finger or put your partner on the defense.

  6.     6.  Give each other the opportunity to speak freely without fear of rejection.  Encourage openness instead of becoming like a volcano that one day will erupt.

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