Your Blended Family Is Going To Fail

February 4, 2017

Being a spouse can be difficult. Being a parent can be hard. Finding balance in family life and doing your best to get it right is rough and takes mountains of patience. Even trickier than all of that is trying to pull it off in a blended family. I tried to look up statistics on blended families and it became overwhelming. What it boils down to is that about 50 percent of American families are blended, meaning the adults in the family have children from previous relationships. My family is blended. Well, my family is chopped, minced, and then blended. Even though we don’t use the terms step or half, the reality is that we have step parents, step kids, step siblings, half siblings and we even have my sister who we’re raising as our daughter. We’re the poster family for blended families. Being a blended family is tough work. You don’t just have to figure out how to make life inside your home work, you also have to figure out a way to make life between two or more homes work. Navigating co-parenting with another family is not for the faint of heart and is another post all together. I’d like to say we get it right all the time and that...

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