By Jennifer Knudtson
Board Member, Children’s Rights Council of Illinois
My journey with support groups started shortly after I married, when I joined one for stepmoms.
The reassurance I felt from having other faces in the room, all nodding in agreement while I spoke about our blended family issues, was immeasurable.
As I watched my husband's case unfold in the family law court system, my eyes were opened to the many opportunities for reform including the "winner take all" mentality that subverts the children's needs to that of the parents.