As a stepparent, you must decide how you will fit into the family. Try your best to understand your stepchild’s perspective, and don’t allow yourself to feel rejected if it isn’t love at first sight.
5 tips for helping your blended family become the wedding gift that keeps on giving.
Many stepparents blame themselves or the relationship itself once disillusionment sets in, rather than reevaluating their unrealistic expectations. When this occurs, partners can play the “blame game” and position themselves against each other, not beside each other.
Even in the best of times, happiness in a second marriage can be difficult to sustain. However, fostering a safe space where you and your partner (and family members) can turn to each other for support, is key to helping you all weather the storm.
Remarried couples who practice forgiveness are able to let go of large and small transgressions that occur due to the complexity of their daily lives.
As parents, whether biological, step, foster or blended, we have a responsibility to ensure that the holidays, either faith-based or secular, are an uncomplicated and enjoyable experience for those children in our care.
Traveling with a blended family can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Below are 5 tips to help relieve the stress of blended family travel.
There are many topics that need to be discussed and issues that have to be agreed on before blending your family.
Often people think they should feel a sense of warmth, togetherness, and gratitude on the holidays. By managing your expectations, keeping your situation in perspective, and choosing not to be victim, you can reclaim your power.
Different from a biological parent, a major thrust of being a stepparent is to be an adult friend to your stepchildren on some level.