When families “blend to create step families things rarely progress smoothly. Some children may resist changes, while parents can become frustrated when the new family doesn’t function like they envisioned.
While changes to family structure require adjustment time for everyone involved, blended families may need a little help and time to work out their growing pains and to live together successfully. You and your partner have decided to make a life together and form a new, blended family that includes children from one or both of your previous relationships. Congratulations. What lies ahead can be both a rewarding and a challenging experience. It can take a long time for a blended family to begin to feel comfortable and function well together.
While you as parents are likely to approach remarriage and a new blended family with great joy and expectation, your kids or your new spouse’s kids may not be nearly…
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