Blending families is messy. There are no hard and fast rules. Today’s solo episode is devoted to one listener question about dating and motherhood. The question’s theme of intentionality, about modeling relationships with the kids and her healing journey is far from an isolated experience. There will be nuggets in this episode to savor and work with for separate conversations between the ex, the boyfriend, and the kids.

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Marital quality and the marital bed: Examining the covariation between relationship quality and sleep (NIH)

Wendy M. Troxel, Ph.D., Theodore F. Robles, Ph.D., Martica Hall, Ph.D., and Daniel J. Buysse

The Bizarre Social History of Beds What We Did in Bed: A Horizontal History by Brian Fagan and Nadia Durrani

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