How to sabotage blended family happiness and balance

Six ways to sabotage your blended family Over the top displays of affection Sure, you and your blended family spouse are excited about your new love and your new life together, but keep overt acts of affection private. If any of your kids are feeling uncomfortable in...

The importance of good communication in your blended family

The importance of good communication in your blended family You and your blended family spouse have lots to talk about: step parenting, step kids, biological kids, ex-spouses, visitation, child support, alimony, and the list goes on. It is critical that you...

Help your blended family by dating your spouse

Remarriage is for grownups Remarriage in your blended family can be tough There is a reason marriage is restricted to grown-ups, and blended family remarriages are an excellent example of why this is true. Married life is hard work under almost any circumstance. And...

The experiences step parents do not like to talk about

Admitting you have a problem in your blended family is hard People tend to focus on positive aspects of their lives, and parents struggling to manage the challenges of a blended family are no different.  Many are reluctant to talk about their problems with step...

Risky blended family remarriages affect kids

Blended family remarriages risk failure Blended family partners are all too aware of the statistics. More than 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, and the divorce rate for remarriages is even higher. Although virtually all of us expect our own remarriages to beat...