Create a strong and healthy stepfamily,   one STEP at a time

MARY T. KELLY, M.A. is a marriage and family psychotherapist and writer who has been specializing in working with women who are dating, partnered with or married to men with children, step-couples and stepfamilies for over 20 years.

She has a private practice in Boulder, Colorado and also works with clients via Zoom domestically and internationally.

Additionally, Mary runs support groups, both face-to-face in Boulder and online.

She is a contributing writer for Huffington Post and StepMom Magazine.


Here are some of the main points from Mary's interview:

  • Why we get caught up thinking about exes (it's evolutionary!)
  • How to avoid letting negative thoughts consume us
  • Mary challenges the notion that your partner can be easily manipulated by hi ex
  • We talked about the “give – give” concept and when to apply it
  • setting boundaries and developing a solid relationship with oneself
  • discussion of the grief and loss experienced in remarriage with children

(the full version of this session runs 0:56:53)

Create a 
strong and healthy stepfamily, 
one STEP at a time