70% of second marriages fail today because of the blended family and the dynamics of past relationships and not knowing how to deal with the blending of all the personalities involved.
I strongly advise couples before they enter into this arrangement to seek counseling to learn to manage the pitfalls, and if you are already there, I teach couples how to communicate differently, accept and compromise.
I use Transactional Analysis/CognitiveBehavioural Therapy model to teach my clients how to communicate more effectively in every aspect of their lives. Being able to communicate effectively is the foundation for the best relationships at home and at work, and the best sex, simply because it allows couples to be open and honest with discussing their needs and what it takes to make them happy. At the end of their treatment, my clients have significant tools and understanding what they can do to communicate with others more effectively.