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Blended family concerns and tips

While addressing the huge number of difficulties that can arise during divorce can be daunting enough for parents, they can also face unique challenges long after their divorce settlement is finalized. Blending families during the process of remarriage can be particularly difficult for families with children, and the process can actually have an impact on the sustainability of the union. By keeping several considerations and suggestions in mind, parents can help their children accept and embrace their new stepfamily.

According to Blended Family Moments, a significant percentage of blended families divorce as a result of issues related to the upbringing of children and financial difficulties. Addressing the fact that blended families with children are often confronted by a number of financial and emotional challenges, it’s recommended that parents take several factors into consideration before remarrying. For one thing, parents are advised to speak with their significant other about their parenting styles and concerns. Coming to an agreement on when and how all of the children in the family should be disciplined helps to build continuity and trust among all family members. Another practical component that parents should consider is whether or not they can realistically afford to combine households.

Once the decision is made to blend families, helpguide.org recommends that parents take efforts to ensure that children confront their emotions and adjust to the situation as successfully as possible. One of the most important things that parents can do to promote a successful transition is to be patient. Taking the time to allow children to accept their parents’ divorce before introducing them to the idea of remarriage can be integral to the success of the new relationship. And while many parents find themselves in the uncomfortable position of taking sides between their children and their new spouse, refusing to allow such predicaments is always the recommended course of action.

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