Adjusting to Become a Step-Parent, When to Stay or Go, Coronavirus, Dangers of Alcohol, Tax Prep, Weekend Review

Adjusting to Become a Step-Parent, When to Stay or Go, Coronavirus, Dangers of Alcohol, Tax Prep, Weekend Review

The Lisa Show

  • Mar 13, 2020 12:00 pm
  • 1:41:09 mins

Adjusting to Becoming a Step-Parent (0:00:00) Getting married is inherently challenging, because you have to merge your lifestyle with another person. But if your union means that you’re also going to become a new step-parent... that’s a whole other ballgame. It’s very intimidating to take over as the new father or mother figure to your spouse’s children. Especially considering the fact that pop culture tends to villainize step parents regularly. We wanted to find out more about how to make the transition to step-parenthood easier, so we invited Brenda Ockun, owner and founder of Step Mom Magazine, to join us on the show to discuss her tips on making the adjustment of becoming a step-parent. When to Stay or Go (0:15:17) In the movie When Harry Met Sally, Harry says “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” That’s the exciting kind of love that everyone talks about, but what about the other parts? The tough rocky spots that make you wonder why on earth people say this is so great in the first place? We all need to learn to work through challenging times with our partners, but how can we tell when it’ll strengthen the two of us, or when we truly need to realize it’s time to leave? We invited Dr. Holly Parker, clinical psychologist and teacher of Psychology of Close Relationships at Harvard University, back on the show to teach us the difference between these situations. Coronavirus (0:35:38) Lisa and Richie discuss what they are planning to do about coronavirus and how it affects their families. Dangers of Alcohol (0:50:35) You’ve probably been asked the question “Would you like to grab a drink?” at least once in your life. Alcoholic beverages are at the center of many social events and gatherings. But just like anything else, they can be highly addictive and affect our health. Because alcohol plays such a huge role in our society, it’s important that we’re aware of its risks and know how to set boundaries for ourselves. Here to tell us more about the dangers of alcohol and its cultural importance is the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism , Dr. George Koob. Tax Prep (1:05:36) April 15th, the day that taxes are due, is a month away. You may have been thinking about getting started on your tax prep. So today we wanted to start from the basics and find out what we need to do to be prepared for tax day. Here to answer our questions about what we need to get ready for Tax Day is Shanyn Stewart. Shanyn is a federally licensed tax practitioner and Financial Educator and Tax Master. Weekend Review (1:22:55) Lisa and Richie share the best ways to stay entertained this weekend even if you have to stay inside.