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Wife Doesn’t Get Along with Daughter from Previous Marriage

My wife and her daughter from her last marriage don’t get along at all. We just got her back from her dad that was locked up for child abuse. She disrespectful and wants to argue with her mom all the time then they yell at each other all the time. Her daughter is 10 and our youngest is 5 with a baby otw. My wife has no issues with our daughter just the other one. I need help what can I do ?

A: Your wife and her daughter need therapy to help heal from the father’s abuse. You can find a therapist by clicking on the tab at the top of the page or from this organization of marriage and family therapists.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Wife Doesn’t Get Along with Daughter from Previous Marriage

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

APA Reference
Tomasulo, D. (2018). Wife Doesn’t Get Along with Daughter from Previous Marriage. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 22, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2018/03/12/wife-doesnt-get-along-with-daughter-from-previous-marriage/


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