blended family

Tips for living as a blended family

Your marriage has ended, and you feel blessed to have finally found the kind of love again that fills you up. You ride the waves of excitement and anticipation that moving in with a new love brings, but this time, you now also need to consider your children, your partner’s children, and your respective ex-partners as you set up new living arrangements and routines as a blended or step-family.

If you’re playing the role of step-parent to your partner’s kids, give yourself permission to acknowledge the huge adjustment for both yourself, and your step-children...