Feelings come and go like the waves in the ocean. Sometime big and stormy and sometimes flat and boring. The years tick by and the same relationship problems keep cropping up for couples. Working on these issues with a therapist … Continue reading
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By Contributing writer Amanda Henderson Photo courtesy of Stocksnap.io We want the best for our kids, whether they’re our natural-born children or little ones we’re lucky to love as our step-kids. Both parents and step-parents work hard to ensure we … Continue reading →
Definition of Blended Families
Realities of Blended Families
The reality is that life inside a blended family is different and that doesn’t mean it’s bad. Just different and usually, never simple. So first and foremost:
Friends from nuclear families don’t understand the nuances of blended family life – best not to ask them for advice.
Yes, it is normal not to love your step-kids right away – the feeling is probably mutual – you can all learn to move out of this.
One of the most helpful things to do is learn to have compassion for and understanding about your emotions, the children’s emotions and your partners emotions.