Married for over 30 years, Tonya and her husband have successfully launched five children into adulthood. As the mother of a blended family of his, hers and theirs, she fully understands the, often times, overwhelming complexity of bringing together children from previous relationships. As a result of her personal experiences, Tonya has found working with issues related to divorce, remarriage, second families, and step parenting to be especially rewarding.
Bringing children together from past relationships and marriages results in some very unique and difficult challenges. From understanding that life for these children has changed without their permission, to identifying features of successful blended families, Tonya Ratliff speaks from a professional framework, as well as her personal experience.