Service Category/Categories: Relationships, Families, My Partner

Stepfamily Realities is a course designed to help people who are parenting in a stepfamily or considering forming a stepfamily.

Course Program

  • Uniting couples — identifying and sharing beliefs and expectations about stepfamilies
  • From fantasy to commitment — understanding the journey’s stages from confusion to stability.
  • Exploring relationships and roles in the new family — seeing each person’s perspective.
  • Nurturing the family ties and relationship skills of the step-parent and the biological parent.
  • Positive discipline techniques — developing boundaries and clear, cohesive approaches.
  • Creating new family traditions and stories to include each family member.
  • Relationship with ex-partner and caring for yourself.


People involved in a stepfamily, including couples, individuals, and extended family members. All genders, sexualities, ages (18+), and cultural backgrounds are welcome.

Note: This is a course for couples who may be experiencing some issues and difficulties, however are still committed to their relationship and have a desire to improve their overall family dynamics.  If you are in distress, fighting frequently or thinking of separating we recommend our counselling services.

Course Duration

Seven consecutive weeks.


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Information and bookings

A free one-hour telephone intake is required to discuss suitability for the program.

For more information or to find out if this course is available in your area please call 1300 364 277.

Upcoming Dates for this Course

Please call 1300 364 277 to check the upcoming dates for this course.